DB Reverse Plug-in

Easiest way to import database tables into Astah, and auto-generate ER Diagrams with imported tables quickly.


How to Install

  1. Download the Plug-in file by clicking the blue Download button at the top of this page.
  2. After the download is complete, drag the downloaded .jar file to an open instance of Astah. A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm installation, choose [Yes].
  3. If the pop-up below opens, restart Astah.
    astah plugin menu
    The [Plugin] menu exists in Astah version 7.2 or later. If you are using v7.1 or earlier, read this FAQ.
  4. If the [DB Reverse] option is added under [Tools], installation is complete!
    Database Reverse Plugin

How to Use

  1. Go to [Tools] - [DB Reverse].
    Database Reverse Plugin
  2. [DB Reverse] window opens. Configure the information to connect to a specific Database and then click [Connect].
    A JDBC driver is required. If you don't have one, download the JDBC driver that fits your requirements.
    database reverse, astah

    Optins under Connect using:

    database reverse, astah
    Others [get schema]Imports table information by schema
    Others [set category]Imports table information by category

    Example: How to enter when connecting HSQLDB

    JDBC Driverorg.hsqldb.jdbcDriver
    Driver pathC:\hsqldb-2.2.5\hsqldb\lib\hsqldb.jar

    Example: How to enter when connecting SQLServer

    URLjdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433/database name
    JDBC Drivercom.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver
    Driver pathC:\xxx\sqljdbc42.jar

  3. Table models will be imported. To generate an ER Diagram from the imported models, click [Auto Create ER Diagram] on the package's pop-up menu.

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VersionUpdateCompatible withDownload
1.0.72016.10.13Version 6.6.4 or later