Managing CA IDMS/DB Schema diagrams with Eclipse                                 

Eclipse is well-known as a Java developer tool, but in fact it is a general purpose and extensible tooling and application platform :  you can use it for whatever you want, provided you can write Eclipse plug-ins.

For a while now, I'm writing a couple of Eclipse plug-ins that allow you to create diagrams for CA IDMS/DB schemas with Eclipse.  I think it is great for junior IDMS professionals to have an Eclipse based tool to explore IDMS and for senior IDMS specialists to have an IDMS-related tool to explore... Eclipse :-)

The development of my "Eclipse CA IDMS/DB Schema Diagram Editor" is done on evenings and weekends and is far from complete, but the current "product" allows you to create (import) and maintain (update) diagrams for your existing CA IDMS/DB schemas.  It is also capable of generating CA IDMS/DB schema syntax (export).  And of course you can print your diagrams (or create PDF documents for them with PDFCreator); the diagram editor provides a basic printing functionality.

I want to share these Eclipse plug-ins with you via this web site.  It is not my primary purpose to make money with them because I believe that writing software and selling software are different things that require different skills and knowledge.

I hope you enjoy creating diagrams for your CA IDMS/DB schemas using my diagram editor as much as I enjoy putting it all together.

Luc Hermans
April 2013


  • About new version announcements... ...from now on, please follow my blog which announces every new version.  Thanks !
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 4:49 AM by Luc Hermans
  • Version 2.1.0 published As always, please read my blog article about this new version.
    Posted Jan 24, 2016, 11:44 AM by Luc Hermans
  • Version 2.0.0 published As always, please read my blog article about this new version.
    Posted Nov 28, 2015, 3:31 AM by Luc Hermans
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