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SQL 2005 Database Diagram in Visio 2003?

SQL 2005 Database Diagram in Visio 2003?

SQL 2005 Database Diagram in Visio 2003?

ok, so I made a diagram in SQL 2005 database, but can't export to visio.  I made a diagram in visio, but don't have the right shapes for the tables so it is a completely manual representation of the database, and it isn't linked because I didn't know how to do that.

Microsoft online says you can reverse engineer a diagram in visio by going to new | database.  I go to new and database is not an option.  I have visio 2003.  

Can anyone please help me?  I tried to go to Tools | Add ins | and then the database wizard thing, but after it connects to the odbc it starts to have me pick 1 table and set it up.  I have like 40 tables.  I can't do them 1 by 1.  I really just want a wizard or something to grab the tables and relationships from the database and plop objects onto a Visio page.

Is this possible?  Can anyone please help me understand how I can do this?  I can figure some things out, but some may be over my head.  If so, there is always help!


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RE: SQL 2005 Database Diagram in Visio 2003?

On the screen where you pick a table you should be able to select multiple tables at the same time.  Try holding down control and clicking on the tables.

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