I have a schema with many tables and would like the Data Modeler (in SQL Developer 3.0) to create a Relational Model sorted by table name in Alphabetical Order. The default seems to be random alphabetic order.
I am at a government agency on Version 3.0.04 and cannot upgrade without reason.
By random, I mean that the Tables appear in the diagram in an order that does not follow any logical or systematic order that I can discern:
For example: TIC... BNG... TMP... RET.... PUT.... ENT... DUM... TAL.... CLI... SER... ACC.... etc ....
Right, but as I said in the original post there are many (100's) of tables and to try to redo the layout manually would be a lot of trouble and take a long time.
What is the "order" of the objects influenced by?
Auto Layout does not seem to make any noticable difference. Is ther a way to influence the Auto Layout layouts?
By the way, I appreciate your input and quick responses ...
There's an algorithm involved, and I'm pretty sure it's related to the number of grouped objects by relations, but instead of guessing I'll ask the developer to weigh in with the 'real answer.'
When working with larger models, I've found the #1 tip for making them easier to digest is to break them down into smaller SubViews. Have you experimented much with this feature yet? Also, you can right-click on a table in the tree and 'Go To Diagram' to find the object in the diagram.