General Diagram Properties

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The Diagram Properties tool can be called be selecting Diagram | Diagram Properties from the ribbon-menu, or by clicking on the Properties menu item in diagram's popup menu.

Diagram Properties editor is a tool for setting basic diagram overview information and getting diagram numerical statistics. Diagram Properties editor also allows you to view diagram SQL preview.

General diagram properties

On General tab you can type in auxiliary information about the diagram creator, the diagram name and such. This information helps you to identify your diagram. It will be displayed on the Stamp diagram object and in the diagram reports.


Use this option to set a project name diagram belongs to. It may be a name of a system being developed. E.g. "Car Sales System", "Web Forum", etc.

Use this option to set the diagram name. Note, that the diagram name will be displayed in the title of Database Designer for MySQL and in the list of the opened diagrams in the Windows dropdown at View tab of Ribbon. We kindly advise you to set a short and descriptive name.

Use this field to set the name of the company that develops the diagram.

Use this field to set the name of the person who develops the diagram.

Use this field to set the copyright information of the model.

Use this field to set the diagram version. This helps you to identify the state of the diagram.

Auto increment version on save
Set this option on to enable automatic increment of the minor part of the diagram version when saving the diagram. In other words, to change the version number from 1.0 to 1.1, 1.2, etc...

This read-only field shows you the date and time when the diagram was created.

This read-only field shows you the date and time when the diagram was updated last.

Maintain Updated Field
Set this option to disable automatic updating of date and time in Updated field. This can be useful if you store your diagram in some source version control system and do not want Database Designer for MySQL update this field after every auto-save.

Please note:
You can place Stamp object to your diagram to display main diagram properties.

See also:
Diagram: "Default Database Options" tab | "Pages" tab | "Preview" tab | "Notes" tab | "Statistics" tab
Diagram Objects: Stamps