v0.9.3 Summary Chapter 7: Modeling tips and tricks 7. Introduction 7.17. Compact view of the model

7.17. Compact view of the model

Thinking of those database designers who constantly need to deal with clients without much technical knowledge related to the database being constructed but still need to discuss the model with them the compact view of the model was introduced. Basically, this feature hides column types and constraints descriptors making tables smaller and the whole model better to visualize. Also, the user can assign friendly names (or aliases) to the objects in order to facilitate the understanding by the audience hiding technical specifications that may not be useful in certain situations. The compact view is a persisted state, which means if you save and close the model and then reopen it the objects will be presented in the compact mode. You can toggle this mode by clicking the icon on the control toolbar at the main window. The objects that accept aliases in their respective editing forms are: tables, views, relationships, schemas, columns, constraints, indexes, rules, triggers and policies.

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