I've known about Squirrel for some time. There was an article on it at
MCPress or some such site. I was never really happy with the Data
perspective in RD*, and ran into issues with Data Studio - had tried it
a few years ago and found it lacking for iSeries stuff - latest version
seemed to conflict with other plugins - no specifics, so might try it again.
So I'm not comparing, I am kind of scrambling to document some code I
have to modify, for which there is very little documentation that I can
Abstract is giving me nice flowcharts based on file usage, but they've
not shown me how to get a flow through fields, not yet, anyhow. Seems to
me that X-Analysis did have that, but we have Abstract. I'm asking their
support - so far, nothing helpful.
I also know about the relationship diagram I can get out of MS Access,
which was helpful in the past.
I also have used Visio's Enterprise.
Now I think I'm trying to use a tool to do something it's not intended
for - I want to map how data moves - which field in which table goes to
which field in another table - ERDs are not meant to have every field
"relate" to every field, but it would give me a nice picture, with
connectors and all.
Nonetheless, getting Squirrel to work is a useful exercise.
There's also Toad, as I recall, and Oracle's SQL Developer (name?) -
that last one probably wouldn't work with our DB2, not sure.
On 10/7/2013 9:10 PM, John Yeung wrote:
On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Vernon Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm trying out Squirrel
Are you "trying it out" as in comparing it to other similar products,
or is it the first/only one you've tried?
I ask not as a fan or detractor of Squirrel, merely a curious party.