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Modeling made easy with pgModeler
Why use pgModeler? Check some reasons below.
Easy to use
Easily create and edit database models with simple and intuitive interface. The software forms indicates which fields that must be filled to provide the correct generation of SQL code.
Support to several versions
Model once and export to multiple versions. With its dynamic code generation, pgModeler is capable to export the designed models to different versions of PostgreSQL.
Built over Qt framework pgModeler can be compiled under Windows, Linux and MacOSX. The build scripts are easily configurable to resolve specifics dependencies on each system.
Need some functionality that does not exist yet? Feel free to implement it. Use the plugin development interface and have access to all pgModeler classes and functions facilitating the creation of additional feature without make changes to the core code. Check the code documentation here and start to develop your plug-in.
Get, modify and redistribute the source code without any charge. This project has a public repository that allows forks and full access to source code. Developers can create their own versions from the existing code.
Developer or not you can collaborate! Give your feedback with suggestions for improvements, submit UI translations, report bugs and much more. Simply submit an issue at GitHub and let your mark on pgModeler development history. The project needs as many as possible contributors to be improved more quickly!
See the main features
... and be sure that pgModeler can be integrated to your development tool set!
Create several kind of objects with an easy interface
pgModeler supports the creation of the most basic object like a simple column as well advanced objects like user-defined languages, functions, operators and many others with easy-to-use forms.
Automatic generation of columns and constraints
With the column propagation mechanism pgModeler automatically creates columns and constraints as the user connect tables using the available relationships.
Export models in three different ways
pgModeler is capable to export the models to a SQL script file, to a PNG image file or directly to a PostgreSQL server.
Generate models from existing databases
With the reverse engineering process pgModeler can create reliable models based upon existing databases.
XML based files
As an open source tool pgModeler gives the complete access to its source code as well to the content of any generated file. All created files are XML based which means the user can handle these files in third party softwares.
Restore previous work in case of failure
In case of unexpected quit the user don't lose all your work this because pgModeler stores temporary models and will recover them in the next loading.
Model structure validation and automatic fixes
In order to avoid references/rules breaking during design time as well when exporting the model to PostgreSQL, pgModeler validates the models from time to time. This validation process creates a consistent and almost error-free model.
With an extensive set of configurations pgModeler gives to the user the freedom to costumize the most of its behavior with an intuitive form.
Command line interface to automate export process
Automate the export process without use the GUI module with the command line version of pgModeler.
Some other important features are: object search feature for large models, the plugin development interface, support for geospatial data types (implemented by PostGiS 2.x extension), translatable user interface and many others. More details available on Wiki pages.