Entity relationship diagram (ERD) / Cardinality / Crow's foot notation released!

  • 17 June 2022
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Hello Miro Community, 

I’m excited to let you know that we just released the entity relationship diagram modeling tool. 

To design efficient databases, a clear-eyed understanding of the entities, attributes and relationships in your system is essential.

 

 

Entity relationship diagrams make gaining clarity easier. Use them to visualize databases, and collaborate with team members to define and refine your diagram on the fly. The result? A well-designed system with less re-work during the building process.

The benefits of creating entity relationship diagrams in Miro:

  • Industry standard shape packs help teams build world-class systems together

  • Improve the quality of your databases by visualizing and removing redundant entities and relationships

  • With just one tool, collaborate and build entity relationship diagrams, so teams spend their time designing better solutions — not context switching 

This is part of our Smart Diagramming offer and available for Enterprise, Business, Consultant and Education plans. 

Curious to learn more? Visit our Help Center for more information. 


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@Turner Pijpers Thank you!  This helps! 

 

 

Amazing! Came here looking for this!

@Turner Pijpers  Can the Diagrams be exported as a CSV file to create an actual database schema?

Are we able to remove “fields” from the table? Currently, the default is 3 fields/fows, and my table only requires 2 rows, however, I cannot see an option to remove a row. Thanks

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@Lisaaaac

  • Click any cell in the table. 
  • Click the three dots above the table in line with that column to select the ‘column’ and reveal ‘column’ options. 
  • The menu that floats on the board for options for that item have now changed. 
  • There is a trash can on the far right of that menu. That deletes the column. 
  • The same can be done for rows with the three dots on the left
     

 

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@Eden 
Miro does not natively allow export of an ERD for database representation / specification.

However, using the Miro SDK/API, this would be possible.

 

This will work with SDK V1 for now and soon SDK v2. The way these new line types are specified is lineEndStyle and lineStartStyle, and the line also gives you the startWidgetId and the endWidgetId.

 

 

Thank you @Max Harper

A bit out of my technical skill at this time unfortunately… 

 

Hopefully miro will bring this functionality natively - 

As well as turning all objects into database records, that would be awesome - (similar to creately)

Otherwise miro trumps everyone in terms of UX and functionality by wide margins.

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@Eden Look at the Airtable integration with Miro. It turns Miro board items into Airtable database records. 
https://blog.airtable.com/airtable-miro-integration-announcement/ 

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