How to add ER Data Type

Astah Professional supports ER (Entity-Relationship) diagrams.
Astah ER Diagram

ER Data Type

Astah has a preset of frequently-used ER Data Types which you can use by default.
Astah ER Data Type
In Astah, CHAR is set as default, so when you add an attribute to ER Entity, its data type would be CHAR.

How to add/customize ER Data Type

This preset of ER Data Types may not cover all the types in the RDBMS, so when you need one which is not listed, you can add one by yourself with the step below.

(1) Go to [Tool] – [ER Diagram] – [Set ER Data Type] or select it from [ER Model] packages menu.

 

(2) [Set ER Data Type] dialog box opens Click [Add] button and then add a new ER Data Type in a small dialog box.
Add_ER_DataType4

 

Once you added a new ER data Type. It will appear in the drop-down list of Data Type in the Attribute’s property view.
Astah_ER_Datatype5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheers,
SJ

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