Bug #36512 Add property for Entity Name
Submitted: 5 May 2008 16:19 Modified: 26 Nov 2008 19:00
Reporter: Kyle Perkins Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[5 May 2008 16:19] Kyle Perkins
Add a new "Object Name" property to entities/tables for modeling purposes, to separate the actual table name implementation from the object's name.

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[18 Nov 2008 17:39] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for writing a feature request. What exactly do you mean here?
[24 Nov 2008 7:54] Kyle Perkins
What I meant by this was to add a new field to the table/entity creation that would represent an alternative name to the actual implemented table name. So an entity named "Events" could have an alternate name for the actual SQL table like "tblEvents".

I should mention that the underlying reason I had this feature in mind was for the XML export. The exported names could then be used in ORM tools as the programmer would see fit.

An alternate benefit is that the same diagram could be switched to display one name or the other for the entities for different audiences.
[26 Nov 2008 19:00] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for your answer. We will discuss this.