Frequently Asked Questions

1How much does ERBuilder cost?

ERBuilder is free for non-commercial use. The commercial version is scheduled for release in early 2019.

2Which database management systems (DBMS) are supported by ERBuilder?

Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySql, MariaDB, SQLite and Firebird

3Are the DBMS included in ERBuilder?

No.

4Which are the supported versions of DBMS?

FireBird (2 and 3), Oracle (9, 10 , 11, 12, 18), MS SQL Server (2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017), MySQL (3, 4 and 5) and PostgreSQL (9, 10, 11)

5Can ERBuilder generate a database?

Yes, after the data model is created, it is possible to automatically generate a script, which allows for the creation of a database.

6How do I upgrade to a new version?

Download the latest version from the download page and run the installation. You do not need to uninstall the previous version of ER/Builder.

7Which Diagram Notations are supported by ERBuilder?

ERBuilder provides the following Diagram Notations: IDEF1X, Crow's Foot, Codasyl and Relational Notations.

8Does ERBuilder support forward engineering?

Yes. ERBuilder can generate databases and Data Definition Language (DDL) scripts for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Firebird and Amazon RedShift database engines.

9Does ERBuilder support reverse engineering?

Yes. ERBuilder can import databases from Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Firebird and Amazon RedShift database engines.

10What are the supported database documentation formats?

You can export the data model to an image and use it in MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint. You can also generate complete data model navigable documentation in an HTML format.

11Does ERBuilder support data dictionary generation?

Yes. You can generate complete data model navigable documentation in an HTML format.

12Is ERBuilder compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows?

Yes. ERBuilder is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

13Does ERBuilder support Schemas, Views, Domains, Sequences, Stored Procedures and Triggers ?

Yes. ERBuilder supports all of these objects.

14Does ERBuilder support multiple schemas in one model?

Yes. ERBuilder supports multiple schemas in one model.

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