4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2013 8:30 AM by David Last-Oracle RSS

    Problems with DDL Preview.

    bed95c8d-880d-4f82-9cf2-21cb9fdcd9e3

      I was looking at the "DDL preview" for table with no problems.

      Just to see what the "DDL File Editor_" is, I entered the editor, did nothing then exited the editor.

      Since I entered the editor, the "DDL Preview" menu item is greyed out.

      I have restarted the program, but what ever i do the "DDL Preview" remains greyed out.

       

      Is there anyway to get the "DDL Preview" menu item to no longer be greyed out?

        • 1. Re: Problems with DDL Preview.
          David Last-Oracle

          Hi,

           

          Please can you provide more information to help us understand your problem.

           

          Are you using free-standing Data Modeler or the Data Modeler within SQL Developer?  What version are you using?

           

          I was looking at the "DDL preview" for table with no problems.

          I assume this is the DDL Preview option on the menu when you right-click over a Table on a Relational diagram?

           

          Just to see what the "DDL File Editor_" is, I entered the editor, did nothing then exited the editor.

          So did you do a Generate DDL to bring up the DDL File Editor?

           

          Since I entered the editor, the "DDL Preview" menu item is greyed out.

          I have restarted the program, but what ever i do the "DDL Preview" remains greyed out.

           

          I am confused by this, as I'm not aware of any cases where the DDL Preview option is present in the drop-down menu for a Table but is greyed out.

           

          David

          • 2. Re: Problems with DDL Preview.
            bed95c8d-880d-4f82-9cf2-21cb9fdcd9e3

            Please can you provide more information to help us understand your problem.

             

            ...Are you using free-standing Data Modeler or the Data Modeler within SQL Developer?  What version are you using?

            I am using the stand alone data modeler.

            I was looking at the "DDL preview" for table with no problems.

            ...I assume this is the DDL Preview option on the menu when you right-click over a Table on a Relational diagram?

            This is correct.

             

            Just to see what the "DDL File Editor_" is, I entered the editor, did nothing then exited the editor.

            ...So did you do a Generate DDL to bring up the DDL File Editor?

            I did nothing but exit the editor screen.  Later on when I couldn't get the DDl Preview to work, I tried generating the DDl but the DDL Preview did not become un-greyed out.

            Since I entered the editor, the "DDL Preview" menu item is greyed out.

            I have restarted the program, but what ever i do the "DDL Preview" remains greyed out.

             

            ...I am confused by this, as I'm not aware of any cases where the DDL Preview option is present in the drop-down menu for a Table but is greyed out.

            I am also confused by this. I can fond on way to enable the DDL menu item.

            I have created a new project, and it is still greyed out.

            The version I am using is 3.3.0.747

             

            David

            • 3. Re: Problems with DDL Preview.
              bed95c8d-880d-4f82-9cf2-21cb9fdcd9e3

              I restarted the Data Modeling application again...

              It is back to working again....

              I have no idea what was wrong.

              • 4. Re: Problems with DDL Preview.
                David Last-Oracle

                OK.  I guess you're talking about the DDL Preview option on the View menu?

                This is normally only enabled when a Table (or a group of Tables) has been selected on a Relational Model diagram.

                 

                To do a full generation you can use the DDL File Editor option on the View menu (or use the Generate DDL button above a Relational diagram).

                 

                David