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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect by Steve Hoberman

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If you are not using the Repository, you can still import data dictionary objects from another ER/Studio file into your ER/Studio file. Any changes you make to your local data dictionary objects, however, will not be propagated back into a central data dictionary, which is only possible when using the Repository.

When you import a Data Dictionary, the new objects are merged with the existing Data Dictionary in your data model. You can import the Data Dictionary of another data model diagram (.dm1 file), which can save you modeling time and increase consistency across the enterprise:

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File > Import Data Dictionary

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