ERD support for Netbeans

If you want E/R tooling for NetBeans, please add your vote to Issue 105075


The Goal of this project is visually represent the data model using entity relationships diagrams. Doesn't allows to edit or design E-R diagram.


  • E-R diagram can be created from existing database as well as dbschema file
  • using Graph Library 2.0
  • using dbschema file as data model
  • position of entities(Tables) can be save

Types of relationships

Icons which represents keys.

It looks like the iconts for Foreign Key and Primary and Foreign Key are the same. Wrong file uploaded?

Run and Use

  • Download E-R
    • module for NetBeans 7.3 or later
    • module for NetBeans 5.5 - 7.2.1
  • Install using Tools|Plugins
  • Nbm file already contains Graph Library so there is no need to install separately.
  • To create ER-Diagram use _New File ...|Persistence|ER-Diagram - new_erd.
  • As datasource live connection or dbschema file can be used Datasource.
  • Click right on created file, and choose open.

How to Build

  1. Start with WorkingWithNetBeansSources
  2. Clone hg clone
  3. cd main-silver
  4. Clone contrib i.e. hg clone it means contrib directory is in the top directory of main-silver repository
  5. ant
  6. ant -f contrib/o.n.erdbeans/build.xml
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