Bug #53057 Create EER diagram from existing catalog: object type selection
Submitted: 22 Apr 2010 12:52 Modified: 22 Apr 2010 16:18
Reporter: Kai Sautter (Basic Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: Modeling Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.2.19 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Apr 2010 12:52] Kai Sautter
If MySQL Workbench is asked to automatically create an EER model of an exiting object catalog, automatically all object types are put on the diagram.

It would be desirable, if the user could select the object types (tables, views, ...) to put on the diagram, especially as views currently only display their name in EER diagrams (see bug 51498). So views have to be removed manually afterward to avoid overload with content adding little additional information to diagrams.

How to repeat:
Create a EER diagram for an existing model having at least one view.

Suggested fix:
Ask user which object types or even objects to automatically place on / add to the EER diagram.
[22 Apr 2010 16:18] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the feature request.
[7 Jan 2018 21:56] Tom G
While in the "MySQL Model" tab after opening an existing model, allow the user to drag and drop objects from any of the "Physical Schemas" area (tables, views, etc.) onto a diagram in the "EER Diagrams" area at the top of the screen.  Or, when selecting to add a new EER Diagram using the "Add Diagram" icon, or the Model / Add Diagram menu item, allow the user to select from a list all objects they would like dropped onto the diagram right away.