Managing connectors in Database diagram


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Peter

Hi,

I imported my database table using Reverse Engineering in a Visio 2000's
Database model diagram. I'm trying to arrange the connectors so it is easy to
follow them and understand the structure of the relations in the schema but I
can't move most of them without breaking their link to the table's shapes.
This kind of schema doesn't seems to be very flexible when it is time to make
it nicer than the default behavior imposed by Visio .

Anybody faced the same problem? Any work around?
 
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Scot Becker

I imported my database table using Reverse Engineering in a Visio 2000's
Database model diagram. I'm trying to arrange the connectors so it is easy
to
follow them and understand the structure of the relations in the schema
but I
can't move most of them without breaking their link to the table's shapes.
This kind of schema doesn't seems to be very flexible when it is time to
make
it nicer than the default behavior imposed by Visio .
First, move the entities, not the relationships. The relationships will
re-route themselves. Then, if you want to make minor position adjustments of
the relationship line, hover the mouse over it until the cursor changes to
the double-tipped arrow shape. Then, you can drag it -- in one dimension, in
the direction indicated by the mouse cursor arrow tips (up-down or
left-right).

Scot.
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Scot Becker

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Peter

But what if I want the line to start from the bottom of the table shape
instead of from the side (or the top). I try to change the type of the
connector (Right Angle, Flowchart, Organization Chart, etc...) but most of
the time it does nothing.

I would prefer being able to put anchor on the shape so that I can attach
the connector where ever I want. Isn't this the default behavior in most
Visio Solultions?
 

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