[EP-tech] EPrints Database entity relationship diagram

David R Newman drn at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Dec 14 16:10:00 GMT 2017


Hi Andrew,

I am not aware of one and they would vary between repositories
sufficiently significantly that you would need a tool to produce one
rather than having one ER diagram for all repositories.  You may be
able to generate something comparable from the XML schema at:

https://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/cgi/schema

It may also be possible to run a tool against the database directly.
 Something like http://search.cpan.org/dist/SQL-Translator/script/sqlt-
diagram will probably do the job.  However, I do not know how well the
relationships between tables (i.e. foreign keys) have been defined.  So
 you may just see a load of unassociated tables.  As the linking of
tables is managed for the Perl-coded EPrints API.

Regards

David Newman

On Thu, 2017-12-14 at 15:48 +0000, Andrew Beeken wrote:
> Hi all!
>  
> Is there an entity relationship diagram available for the EPrints
> database? I’ve been asked by our databases team if I can provide one
> and I don’t particularly relish the idea of drawing one up myself!
>  
> Thanks in advance!
> Andrew
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