Introduction to erwin Data Modeler

This course provides erwin users with the ability to create and define the fundamental elements of a data model, in a manner which helps deliver consistent models in accord with corporate modelling standards and recommended erwin practices.

While the course focuses on creating and defining logical objects (e.g. entities and attributes) the procedures used are identical to those used when creating their physical counterparts (tables and columns). Therefore the course is equally suited to students working with logical or physical models.
The course will cover the following aspects of building and managing a data model:

  • Creating and configuring new models
  • Creating and defining entities
  • Creating and defining attributes
  • An introduction to the relationship of an attribute and its assigned domain
  • Creating and defining relationships
  • Creating and using Subject Area views of models
  • Extending erwin with user defined metadata
  • erwin reporting

Students should have a basic understanding of data modelling concepts but do not need previous experience with erwin.

NEW to R9.5 is the Report Designer. This course gives an overview of this important new feature.

Experience has shown that while this course is an entry level course, students who have some experience with erwin, but no formal training in it, also benefit greatly in their understanding of how erwin works.