Rational Data Architect and DB2 9: Storage Diagrams - Page 2
May 30, 2007
When you right-click on the designer canvas without selecting an object, you get a similar pop-up menu that has some additional features. Im not going to cover them here (because I want you to experiment), but ones that havent already been mentioned in this article are illustrated in the following figure:
One last thing: the palette
The palette contains a number of objects that you can use to further illustrate the storage diagram. Some of these have already been covered such as notes and lines, and so on. The palette offers even more flexibility and customization possibilities. Again, Ill let you experiment with these objects. I altered my storage diagram to look like this:
Wrapping it all up
In this article, I showed you how to create and customize storage diagrams using the Database Explorer view. Storage diagrams are terrific communication vehicles that are not only useful within the data server team but also really shine when used across the entire IT organization. In my next article, I will show you the rest of the features available in the Database Explorer view.
About the Author
Paul C. Zikopoulos, BA, MBA, is an award-winning writer and speaker with the IBM Database Competitive Technology team. He has more than ten years of experience with DB2 and has written more than one hundred articles and several books about it. Paul has co-authored the books: Information on DB2 9 New Features, Demand: Introduction DB2 9 New Features, DB2 Version 8: The Official Guide, DB2: The Complete Reference, DB2 Fundamentals Certification for Dummies, DB2 for Dummies, and A DBA's Guide to Databases on Linux. Paul is a DB2 Certified Advanced Technical Expert (DRDA and Cluster/EEE) and a DB2 Certified Solutions Expert (Business Intelligence and Database Administration). In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, running with his dog Chachi, and trying to figure out the world according to Chloë his new daughter. You can reach him at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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