Reverse Engineering

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When selecting Reverse Engineer from the Tools button from the toolbar, the first thing that happens is exactly the same as Attaching Session.


The Tools button


The Diagram Editor becomes part of the session and the lists will be populated and ready for use.


Next, a dialog will pop up asking you if you want to reverse engineer a selection or all objects.


All objects or just a selection?


All objects will become available in the lists in the Diagram Explorer, but it depends on the button used if all objects will be added to the workspace. If you select Selection in the above dialog, another window will be shown, allowing you to select a sub-set of the available tables and views.


Object selection dialog


Use the filter edit box to filter the list of objects, the object names have to contain what's in the filter, if not, they will be left out.


When reverse engineering, the (selected) tables will be added to the Workspace automatically and foreign key constraints will be made visual by a line.


After this process, the Diagram Editor will attempt to automatically arrange the items in the Workspace, for an example, click the below thumbnail to expand.