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Freedom/Visio Product

Freedom/Visio provides a convenient method of transferring data model information from CA 2E data models to Microsoft Visio where a picture conveys a thousand words.

Freedom/ERwin the CA 2E to Microsoft Visio ERD integration tool

Easily Understand Complex CA 2E Database Relationships

In the past developers have had to manually reconstruct the database relationships in visual tools from their own perception of the text based language. It was prone to error, resource intensive, and not easily reproduced. Freedom/Visio provides an efficient and effective means of visualising CA 2E database relationships.

Defacto Industry Standard

Microsoft Visio has become the defacto standard for diagramming and helps to effectively document, design and communicate ideas, processes and systems. These diagrams can then be integrated with other Microsoft technologies to form a complete documentation of your business applications.

Export of Implementation Details

Freedom/Visio allows the export of the implementation names of files and fields into the Microsoft Visio diagram.

Exports all CA 2E Database Relation information

Freedom/Visio reads and processes the internal CA 2E data model files to build the CSV or XML export file. This ensures that all relationship types, entries and redirections are included in the CSV or XML export file. Other techniques and tools that use the OS/400 compiled physical and logical files fail to provide all the relationship details defined in CA 2E - such as the "For" text on certain relationship types or redirected relationship entries.

Uses Microsoft Visio XML Import

Freedom/Visio uses the XML import facility of Microsoft Visio. This interface provides the greatest flexibility and versatility in the development of the Freedom/Visio product. This also helps keep the price of Freedom/Visio down as we have less code to manage and support.

Flexible Command Interface

Freedom/Visio is IBM System i command based providing the flexibility for it to be:

  1. Submitted to batch,
  2. Run interactively,
  3. Included on your own menus, or
  4. Run as part of your normal change management procedures.

Single Non-Tier Based Licence

Freedom/Visio only requires a single non-tier based licence that is installed on the IBM System i. There are NO PC client side licence fees which mean a single purchase for an IBM System i can be used by any number of developers.

Simple and Easy to Use

Freedom/Visio automatically converts CA 2E data models into Microsoft Visio diagrams in three simple steps.

  1. Run the Create Visio ERD (HCRTVSOERD) command to generate a physical file containing the exported CSV or XML,
  2. Transfer the physical file to the IFS or your PC, and
  3. Open the CSV or XML file directly in Microsoft Visio without the need to use any other intermediate tools.

Value for Money

Freedom/Visio is very competitively priced with a single flat fee for any model IBM System i server.

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