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Customize the Entity "box"

Hello everyone,

I’m a new user of Toad Data Modeler, previously having used Visio but decided to give Toad a try after having much issues with connecting Visio to MS SQL 2012 and wow, I’m impressed with the freeware version already.

I did a reverse engineer of one of our DB and it worked as expected, but I am wondering if there’s a way to not show the extra information for an attribute (column type, non nullable, etc.).

It’s all important data for sure, but I find it distracts me from the actual model a bit as the width of every entity is greatly increased. I found a way to only show keys but not to only show the attribute names hence making the entity box much more compact. I can also manually adjust the width of each entity so that it hides what I am trying to hide but that’s a tedious task.

If I missed something obvious I’m sorry, thanks in advance!

There are a few places where you can change how Toad Data Modeler displays the entities. If you want to change the formatting for the entire workspace, on the Menu Bar you can choose Model -> Workspace -> Workspace Format. There is an entities tab that has options for how the attributes are displayed. You can also change the layout for a single entity by right-clicking on the entity and choosing Format… To set your defaults, go to Settings -> Options -> Physical Model and you will find an Entities tab where you can set up preferences for any future models you want to do. Hope that helps!

[mention:f27e690e4c8f44d6bd31aed894493ad9:e9ed411860ed4f2ba0265705b8793d05] doh can’t believe I missed that, I played in that dialog too!

Thanks,