Save 20% on nearly everything at Technics Publishing

Steve Hoberman is well known in the data modelling world. You’ve probably heard about his training courses, but did you know that he also has his own publishing house? In fact, he published the book that Steve and I wrote on PowerDesigner. His policy is to publish books that he would be interested in reading himself, covering a variety of topics:

  • Analytics and Architecture (including Artificial Intelligence)
  • Data Modelling
  • Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA) Course material
  • Leadership & Strategy (including Data Governance)

Hop over to and take a look. If anything there takes your fancy, use the coupon code MetadataMatters to save yourself 20%. (This applies to all products except for the DMBOK)

Interested in booking a FREE remote consultation on SAP #PowerDesigner so you can “Work Smarter with PowerDesigner“?

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In my first post and second post on the topic of Entity Inheritance hierarchies I showed ways in which the customisation features of PowerDesigner are useful when dealing with them.

If managing complex hierarchies is one of your modelling concerns (for example, if you’re using the FIBO CDM or LDM), help is at hand. A model extension is available from Metadata Matters that provides a set of useful new properties (known in PowerDesigner as Extended Attributes) to help you manage your hierarchies, as well as the menu options to ensure that they stay up to date. Click here to find out more.

The first online PowerDesigner training course is available from Metadata Matters. The course is called Using the Excel Import Wizard. The course is based on a workshop I ran at a conference a few years ago – it’s about the Excel Import wizard, a feature that I know a lot of people use, and some people have problems with. A Canadian customer says that the course easily justifies the cost –

I found it extremely useful and became aware of a lot more functionality that I was not aware of around how Excel can be utilised within PowerDesigner

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