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How to save table selection used in Reverse Engineering

When I reverse engineer or update my data model from the target database, I select about 90 tables & views out of 274. Checking the boxes is a long, tedious and error-prone process. How can I save the table+view selection for future use?

Hi Bruce,

In version 5.3 which was released recently there are additional buttons in the Reverse Engineering Wizard which allow you to Export and Import object selections for reverse engineering. There is also a Filter box that allows you to do wildcard filtering of objects to select. For example, if you have a number of tables with the prefix ABC_ you can enter ABC_* into the filter box to only see those tables. Hope that helps and please let us know if you need anything else!

Thanks for the quick reply, Kevin! Yes, the filter helps to some extent, but I am definitely going to upgrade to v5.3 ASAP to get that selection-selection feature!