using Relationship graph to generate a ER Diagram

Discussion created by pauld2001 on Apr 19, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2016 by pauld2001

Hi, new guy again.  If you guessed I'm doing this for a class you'd be right*  I wonder if there are any rules of thumb for using the Relationships graph in Filemaker to generate a ER Diagram to present (say to a client) as the Physical Model underpinning the db?


I'm guessing this is not standard ERD form… For example one you connect a field in one table to another it creates a duplicate up top of the TO with the original in the list now italicized.  While this makes sense in FM does it confuse or compromise the ERD?  My grasp of the terms and concepts are a little shaky but I think you see where I'm going.






*However the database I'm trying to design is for a real life use that is important to me.