Data Model Designer
Data Model Designer is a graphical tool that simplifies data modelling and increases user productivity when performing data modelling. Consultants and engineers use the FintechOS Studio Data Model Designer to create, view, and edit data models type-physical.
Accessing Data Model Designer
To access the Data Model Designer:
- At the top-right corner of the page, click the menu icon. The navigation menu expands.
- From the menu, click Evolutive Data Core > Data Model Designer. The Data Model Designer appears.
By default, the Data Model Designer displays the most recently used data model. When first opened during a session, it will display an empty canvas.
The User Interface
FintechOS Studio’s Data Model Designer provides a very user-friendly interface offering the means to add and easily update and extend data models.
The entities panel lists the system entities and custom entities. You can hide/show this panel by clicking the Minimize / Expand arrow:
- Use the Quick Find box at the top of the entities panel to filter entities.
- Hovering an entity name in entity panel, displays both entity name and entity display name . This is useful to identify entities with identical display names but different entity names.
The Toolbar provides you with the buttons needed for performing common functions:
|Opens the Add Business Entity page which allows you to add a new entity.|
|Opens the Add Business Data Model dialog which allows you to add a new data model.|
|Opens the Load Data Model dialog which allows you to load a data model previously created in FintechOS Studio.|
When a data model is open, the right-side of the toolbar contains additional icons which give you the means to save (), edit (), or delete () the current data model.
Work Area Panel
This is where you can design your data model in a visual interface.
- Drag and drop entities from the entities panel to add them to the data model.
- Drag the bottom left corner of an entity to a related entity to define a relationship.
- The overview panel at the bottom right corner of the work area allows you to zoom in and out and displays the current view's outline within the canvas.