okay this is the issue
When you generate the PDM from the CDM, PowerDesigner generates, using
its own naming convention, the foreign key column that is placed in the
physical model table - we want to have control over this column name ie:
we want this foreign key column to be called f_key in our physical
table. Please note we are not talking about FK/PKconstraints names etc,
we are talking about the actual column name of the foreign key.
We have searched through the definition file and cannot find where its
Or is this not possible to control in PowerDesigner and you have ...Multiple foreign names...
I have a client that wants to have a special account on his GW5.5.5
for a second, totally separate company he's setting up. He wants to
to send and receive from this second domain name, without anyone
there is a connection to the original company.
For example: The company's original domain name is acme.com. He
create a second email domain called smith.com.
Any internet email addressed to email@example.com will resolve to the
acme.com server. Their email address should identify them as
firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT email@example.com.
The GroupWi...Name Of Foreign Key
I'm using SQL Any50, ORACLE, and SQL Server 6.5 with a PB 6.0 Application.
I'm looking for a solution to get the name of the Foreign Key, for some
of my application.
Is there someone who know where i can find it in the system table ?
In Oracle, you need to look at either the ALL_CONSTRAINTS or the
In SQL Server 6.5, you would look at the SYSREFERENCES table.
I'm not sure where you'd look in SQL Anywhere.
Ron Gallagher, CPDP
Steph w...Foreign Key Names
I can't seem to figure out where to set the Foreign Key Naming convention.
As I generate from a CDM to PDM how do I take control of how relationships
are migrated and named. and, what documentation should I read to get a
better handle on this?
OK, you do not have any control over the default foreign key names in the
initial CDM -> PDM generation. However, after you change it in the PDM, the
next time you generate PD will abide by your names.
Michael F. Nicewarner [TeamSybase]
"Coy Lay" <firstname.lastname@example.org...Name of foreign key
I am working on a program we bought. The previous developpers used PowerAMC
and I can't find where they precised the way to name foreign keys.
Exemple : if the table "Bill" has a reference to the table "Supplier", when
I generate the MPD, the reference is converted this way in the table BILL :
I want to know where "ID_%TABLE%" is defined ?
Otherwise, is it possible for certain foreign keys to define in the MCD the
name they will have in the MPD ? Exemple : I have an other table where I
want one foreign_key to have a special n...Foreign key name
I am using PD 11 . The scenario is:
when I create two relations between 2 tables (one with role name and the
other without role name) then generate the physical model, and use the
%PROLE% as FK column name .
when the model generates , one FK gest the role name and the others that
gest the table name as FK. I want to change the default of tabel name to
is there any one that knows the solotion?
The default behavior is for the parent table column name to be used as
the FK column. The columns from the first reference should be the
...Table design question (to foreign key or not to foreign key)
Our application is a message board and is full of messages, threads, and
forums. A message is an individual entry (like the one I'm typing now ;)).
Our software gives the user the ability to upload a single file attachment
to each message.
I can think of a couple different ways to design the two tables:
message( messageid numeric identity, attachmentid numeric null, messagetext
text, other, message, stuff... )
attachment( attachmentid numeric identity, title varchar, other, stuff )
message( messageid, messagetext text, other, stuff )
attachment( messageid numeric foreig...Multiple foreign key for fields
We are evaluating Power designer version 8 for a reverse engineering for a
Progress DB. While evaluating we have come across a problem in getting link
between some of the tables for the following similar table combnation.
Ordernum Char Prmary key
Ordernum Char Prmary key
Linenum Integer Primary key
Invoicenum Char Prmary key
Orderdate Dat...multiple use of foreign keys
I am using PD 9.0 target RDBMS is MS Sql Server 2000
I am creating relationships in my CDM that are creating the foreign key
columns in the PDM.
I want to use the same foreign key into two or more tables, but I have a
name collision. If I change the fk column name in the PDM, it changes the
source column name as well.
Is there a way to have PD generate unique fk column names?
Or how can i change only the fk column names in the PDM, leaving the
original column name in the source table unchanged? And will these new names
Derek Ragona wrote:
> I am using PD 9...Powerdesigner foreign key trouble
I have a problem in a CDM with the link among the table that become a
problem in the PDM.
By example, I have to connect tre entity with relation one-many and in
every entity I have the same attribute, ex. CODE.
If I have to connect two entity to the third entity, but powerdesigner
on the conversion from CDM to PDM inserts yhe attribute CODE from every
entity on the third part and translate the CODE to %TABLE_NAME%_CODE.
I would to be one only CODE on the third entity and the code of any
contraints to be ...reference to only parent code.
Can anyone help me ? (sorry for my poo...Cache with multiple key names
Any suggestions on how you would most efficiently cache an object under several different names? An app I'm working on allows you to instantiate an object with one of three different constructors. It checks to see if a key composed of a prefix and the constructor parameter value exists, and if it does it's loaded from cache instead of fetching data from the db.
I'm not familiar enough with what goes on under the covers with regards to memory, so is it possible to insert the object when caching under three different key names but only have one physical instance in memory? What about causin...Naming foreign keys PD9
I would like to change the standard way of naming the foreign keys in the
PDM. In the DBMS definition, I change ConstName
(Script->Objects->Reference->ConstName) and it works:
leads to the name
Now, I would like to include the name of the referenced parent primary key
column (in this particular model, there is always only one column
I've tried almost all variables listed in the PDM reference guide, but I
don't get there...Naming of foreign keys in the PDM
When I have relationships between two tables, I cannot
influence the name of the foreign key field which is generated.
I have two tables: customer, user
I have two user references in the customer table, the user who manages the
and the user who created the customer record. When I generate the PDM I
get the field names "id_user" and "id_user2" which are not really useful. I
"managing_user" and "creation_user".
Is there a way to influence these names?
Neudorfstr...Foreign key names #2
I like to have all my foreign key names set to FK_%PARENT%_%CHILD% so that I
have an idea of what the link is. When I set this up in Rebuild Indexes, I
get sporadic parent and child table names.
For example, I have 3 tables Template, Customer & Store. When I set up an
FK between Template (child) and Customer (parent) I get FK_CUSTOMER_STORE.
Sure enough there is an FK between Customer & Store but why is it being
OK, are you wanting to control the names of indexes or foreign key
You can't use %PARENT% or %CHILD%...