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Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 by Steve Hoberman, Donna Burbank

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Although naming standards are beneficial to ensuring consistency and are a common best-practice in the industry, there are occasions where exceptions need to be made to the defined naming conventions. Particularly when legacy systems are inherited, it is not always practical to retroactively apply naming standards to an existing production system, for example. This is where Name Hardening comes into play within CA ERwin Data Modeler.

The Name Hardening Wizard provides a way to override inheritance of names and block name changes or resets within a model. Using the wizard, you can select the object types and object instances for which you need to set logical and physical names within the model instead of using the inherited ...

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