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Creating an ERD Using SQL Server Management Studio

You can also create dynamic Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) for Aptify entities using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

Follow these steps:

  1. Launch SQL Server Management Studio and connect to the Aptify server as an administrative user.
  2. In the Object Explorer, expand the Databases folder to view a list of available databases.
  3. Expand the APTIFY database.
    • Right-click the Database Diagrams folder and select New Database Diagram.

       Create Database Diagram
  4. Select a table to add the diagram from the list provided. Click Add.

     Add Tables to Diagram
  5. Add additional tables as necessary. Click Close when finish.
    • The database diagram loads, displaying information about the table or tables you added.
  6. To add the tables related to a particular table in the diagram, right-click in a table's caption and select Add Related Tables from the pop-up menu.

    Adding Related Tables
    • SQL Server Management Studio adds the related tables to the diagram and displays the links between them. The figure below illustrates a sample diagram for the Committees entity and its related entities. 

       Sample Database Diagram
  7. Modify the diagram as necessary and save the results, if desired.

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