Any #PowerDesigner newbies (in UK?) want some help for free?

If you or your friends / colleagues are new to PowerDesigner, no matter what you’re using it for, there is bound to be something that you’re not sure of the best way of doing, like including existing relationships on a diagram, or preventing the creation of graphical synonyms. Most data modelling tools don’t support graphical synonyms, so you may say “What the Heck?” to yourself when you first see them (they’re the symbols with numbers after the names – there are three symbols here for the SalesOrders table, all linking to the same definition):

Graphical Synonyms - PDM

Anyway, I’d love to know what knowledge is the most useful to PowerDesigner newbies, so here’s my offer:

  • one day of my time FOR FREE to help your newbies with their questions, as long as you don’t mind me documenting those questions

I’m based in Southern England, so there’s an obvious caveat here – I need to be able to travel to your site and back in a day.

If you’re interested, send me a message.

By the way, I’ve just updated my blog post on the topic of including existing relationships on a diagram.

 

Please vote for your favourite data modelling tool, whatever it is #PowerDesigner #ERwin #Idera #ERStudio

The people at ERwin pay a lot more attention than some other vendors do to promoting their product, including asking their users to vote for them in various polls or awards. Currently they’re asking their users to vote for ERwin in the “Readers’ Choice Awards” for Database Trends and Applications.

The following data modelling tools are listed in the poll –
PremiumSoft Navicat Data Modeler, Dell Toad Data Modeler, IDERA ER/Studio, ERwin, TimeXtender, SAP PowerDesigner.

That’s an interesting selection of tools, partly due to the absence of any tool from IBM, and also because there are two I’ve barely even heard of.

Voting closes on May 20th, so make sure to vote for your favourite modelling tool, whatever it is. My message is the same as it is to every registered voter in the UK today (lots of elections on in the UK today) – cast your vote and be heard!

Go to http://www.dbta.com/ReadersChoice/2016/Vote.aspx

April 28th Sandhill webinar – What’s new with SAP #PowerDesigner Latest Edition V16.6

Join us for a webinar on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3620953847587697409

Strategic decisions are based on data. The quality of your data will greatly effect the quality of your decisions. A well informed decision, requires a 360º view of an organisation’s information assets.

Sandhill Consultants in conjunction with SAP will be hosting a webcast on the latest features and functionality within SAP PowerDesigner R16.x, including the most recent Edition R16.6.

Sandhill Consultants will also review the different Editions (Data Architect and Enterprise Architect) and the process of upgrading to the latest editions.

Key topics discussed in this Webinar

1. Understanding the differences between Data and Enterprise Architect Editions
2. Visualize the different model types, features and functionality
3. Review of the SAP PowerDesigner Repository

Don’t miss this opportunity to see SAP PowerDesigner in action and learn how SAP PowerDesigner can help your organization achieve a 360° view of its information assets

For more information on SAP PowerDesigner click on the link below:
http://www.sandhillconsultants.com/powerdesignereditions.asp

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Enhancement request process for SAP #PowerDesigner, via @ISUG (part 1)

The Independent SAP Technical User Group (ISUG-TECH) have re-opened the PowerDesigner enhancement forum, which allows you to submit and VOTE FOR enhancements to PowerDesigner. This is the place to submit them if you want your request to be visible, and you want to get other users to back you up. Once voting is closed, I’ll be responsible for bundling them up and passing them on to SAP.

Enhancement Requests can be raised at http://my.isug.com/p/is/ty/type=14. You can become a member for free, so basically anyone can raise and view enhancement requests, though you need to be a paid-up member to vote on requests. If you’re a member of a local SAP user group, you may already be a member of ISUG.

In this post, I’m going to outline the process for you, and I’ll follow up with a more detailed look at the information you need to supply for each new request.

Here’s a quick guide to raising an enhancement request.

  • Join ISUG – see my.isug.com – log in to the web site
  • Select ‘Enhancements’

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  • Read about the voting process

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  • scroll down, and select the PowerDesigner list

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  • Select an entry to read or vote on, or add your own enhancement

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  • Vote on the change

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  • If you want to clarify the reason for your vote, cross-reference an existing enhancement request, or say anything about the request, add a comment

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This diagram summarises the enhancement process for you:

Enhancements Process Flow

Submit your #PowerDesigner enhancements via #ISUG, then we can all vote on them

The Independent SAP Technical User Group is an independent association that represents and supports thousands of technical users of SAP products in more than sixty countries around the world. They have re-opened their PowerDesigner enhancement forum, which allows you to submit and VOTE FOR enhancements to PowerDesigner. This is the place to submit them if you want your request to be visible, and you want to get other users to back you up.

Follow this link to get to the forum – http://my.isug.com/p/is/ty/type=14 (ISUG members only, I think)

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