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DBDesigner is the tool that I used for MySQL database design, modeling and creation. I have used other tools but found DBDesigner being the simplest to use, at least for me.

DBDesigner is developed and optimized for the open source MySQL-Database to support MySQL users with a powerful and free available design tool.

Features list taken from the website.

  • Available on Linux / MS Windows

  • User Interfaced based on industry standard layouting software

  • Design Mode / Query Mode

  • Reverse engineering MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL and any ODBC databases

  • User defined schema-generation

  • Model-To-Database syncronisation

  • Index support

  • Automatic foreign key placement

  • Weak entity support

  • Standard Inserts storing and sync

  • Full documentation capabilities

  • Advanced model printing

  • Output as image

  • All MySQL datatypes with all options

  • User defined datatypes

  • Database storage, ability to save model within database

  • Network-/Multiuser access through database storage

  • Version control*

  • SQL Query Builder

  • SQL Command History

  • SQL Command storage within model

  • Plugin interface

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  1. Richard | Feb 1, 2008 | Reply

    Definitely a great tool – I highly recommend it for MYSQL DB design. What I’m looking for now are features to create Views and Stored Procedures, is this currently possible with dbdesigner 4? I’m looking for a plug-in or information on how to achieve this on my own but cannot find any.

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