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July 28, 2006 / Steven Pousty

Reverse Engineering a geodb

Can’t be done. Good to know but disappointing. That was another one of the nice parts of the ER modelling in Visio – point it at the DB, click a button, viola, instant ER Diagram.

Just found a good post by Dave B. where he talks about the same problem. He went down the comparing XML route to look for changes but he still doesn’t get pretty pictures in the UML diagram.

What I want is to be able to use the existing geodb as a starting point for the UML and then modify the diagram to create my new schema. I just want UML roundtripping for geodatabases – is that so wrrronnggg…

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