Mysql – Auto Generate Database Diagram MySQL


I'm tired of opening Dia and creating a database diagram at the beginning of every project. Is there a tool out there that will let me select specific tables and then create a database diagram for me based on a MySQL database? Preferably it would allow me to edit the diagram afterward since none of the foreign keys are set…

Here is what I am picturing diagram-wise (please excuse the horrible data design, I didn't design it. Let's focus on the diagram concept and not on the actual data it represents for this example 😉 ):

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Best Solution

Try MySQL Workbench, formerly DBDesigner 4:

This has a "Reverse Engineer Database" mode:

Database -> Reverse Engineer

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