Generate Database Diagrams from Data
SmartDraw can generate a visual representation of your database automatically using data from your database. Simply take a CSV of your table definitions from your server and launch the Automatic ERD Database Extension in SmartDraw to generate a visual of your database. Learn more about automatic ERDs and database diagrams.
Once generated, you can continue to edit your database diagram using intuitive tools. Move shapes around, add new tables, delete existing ones, and so on. It's simple and intuitive.
Watch the video to see how you can create an ER diagram automatically with SmartDraw.
Build an ER Diagram Manually
If you want to design a plan for a database that isn't set up yet or don't have access to the data, SmartDraw can help you create entity relationship diagrams (ERD) manually too with built-in templates and intuitive, but powerful tools. Pick any of the ER diagram templates included and customize it with your own information,
drag and drop ERD symbols, and plan your design. SmartDraw's ERD diagram tool helps you keep shapes aligned and connected automatically.
Four reasons why SmartDraw is perfect ER diagram tool:
- True Automation
You can automatically generate an ER diagram from data. No drawing required. Just export a CSV file from your database and SmartDraw will visualize your database structure for you. Learn more about generating ERDs from data.
- Intelligent Formatting
Add or remove a shape, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the ERD elements so that everything looks great.
- Quick-Start Templates
Dozens of professionally-designed ERD examples and other software design diagrams make you instantly productive. Simply choose the entity relationship diagram that is most similar to your project, and customize it to suit your needs.
- Free Support
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