Navicat Data Modeler is a powerful and cost-effective database design tool which helps you build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models. It allows you to visually design database structures, perform reverse/forward engineering processes, import models from ODBC data sources, generate complex SQL/DDL, print models to files, and much more.

Simplify the task of creating complex entity relationship models and generate the script SQL with a simple click. Navicat Data Modeler supports various database systems, including MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.

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Database Objects

Create, modify, and design your models using professional object designers, available for Tables and Views. Without the need to write complex SQL to create and edit objects, you’ll know exactly what you are working on. Also, Navicat Data Modeler supports three standard notations: Crow’s Foot, IDEF1x and UML. Using our feature-rich, simple, and user-friendly drawing tools, you can develop a complete data model with just a few clicks.

Model Types

Navicat Data Modeler enables you to build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models for a wide variety of audiences. Using the Model Conversion feature, you can convert a conceptual business-level model into a logical relational database model and then into a physical database implementation. From sketching a big picture of your system design to viewing relationships and working with attributes and columns from linked entities, tables and views. You can easily deploy accurate changes to database structures and build organized and more effective database systems.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering is one of the key features of Navicat Data Modeler. Load existing database structures and create new ER diagrams. Visualize database models so you can see how elements such as attributes, relationships, indexes, uniques, comments, and other objects relate to each other without showing actual data. Navicat Data Modeler supports different databases: Direct connection, ODBC (*Only for Windows and macOS Edition), MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.

Comparison and Synchronization

The Synchronize to Database function will give you a full picture of all database differences. Once your databases are compared, you can view the differences and generate a synchronization script to update the destination database to make it identical to your model. Flexible settings enable you to set up a custom key for comparison and synchronization.

SQL Code Generation

Navicat Data Modeler is not only a tool for creating ER diagrams and designing your databases. Its Export SQL feature also gives you full control over the final SQL script and allows you to generate individual parts of your model, referential integrity rules, comments, character sets, etc., potentially saving you hundreds of hours of work.

Standard Designing Tools

Add vertices, layers, images, shapes, and notes/labels, align/distribute objects, unlimited undo/redo capacity, auto layout, search filter, and more.

Navicat Cloud

Navicat Data Modeler is fully integrated with Navicat Cloud. Sync your model files and virtual groups to the cloud for a real-time access at anytime and anywhere. With Navicat Cloud, you can leverage every minute of your day to maximize your productivity.

Database Objects

Create, modify, and design your models using professional object designers, available for Tables and Views. Without the need to write complex SQL to create and edit objects, you’ll know exactly what you are working on. Also, Navicat Data Modeler supports three standard notations: Crow’s Foot, IDEF1x and UML. Using our feature-rich, simple, and user-friendly drawing tools, you can develop a complete data model with just a few clicks.

Model Types

Navicat Data Modeler enables you to build high-quality conceptual, logical and physical data models for a wide variety of audiences. Using the Model Conversion feature, you can convert a conceptual business-level model into a logical relational database model and then into a physical database implementation. From sketching a big picture of your system design to viewing relationships and working with attributes and columns from linked entities, tables and views. You can easily deploy accurate changes to database structures and build organized and more effective database systems.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering is one of the key features of Navicat Data Modeler. Load existing database structures and create new ER diagrams. Visualize database models so you can see how elements such as attributes, relationships, indexes, uniques, comments, and other objects relate to each other without showing actual data. Navicat Data Modeler supports different databases: Direct connection, ODBC (*Only for Windows and macOS Edition), MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.

Comparison and Synchronization

The Synchronize to Database function will give you a full picture of all database differences. Once your databases are compared, you can view the differences and generate a synchronization script to update the destination database to make it identical to your model. Flexible settings enable you to set up a custom key for comparison and synchronization.

SQL Code Generation

Navicat Data Modeler is not only a tool for creating ER diagrams and designing your databases. Its Export SQL feature also gives you full control over the final SQL script and allows you to generate individual parts of your model, referential integrity rules, comments, character sets, etc., potentially saving you hundreds of hours of work.

Standard Designing Tools

Add vertices, layers, images, shapes, and notes/labels, align/distribute objects, unlimited undo/redo capacity, auto layout, search filter, and more.

Navicat Cloud

Navicat Data Modeler is fully integrated with Navicat Cloud. Sync your model files and virtual groups to the cloud for a real-time access at anytime and anywhere. With Navicat Cloud, you can leverage every minute of your day to maximize your productivity.

System Requirements

Windows

Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2016

macOS

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Linux

Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 6.7, CentOS 7, Fedora 22, Fedora 23, Linux Mint 13, Linux Mint 17.3, openSUSE 13.2, openSUSE 42.1

Our Customers

  • “Navicat is strong in that function and it has a good query handling. Especially the query builder helps me to save time.

    Navicat has a good user interface and it has perfect multitasking usability.

    It helps very much for our department to generate new reports.”

    Karl Hogerl

    Internet & Database Service Engineer
    TOSHIBA Europe GmbH

    “Navicat is fabulous, fast, easy to use. It makes working with databases fun.

    It's much better than TOAD.

    My favourite features of Navicat are Backup, import/export, basic database functionality, including browsing tables, connections management, toolbar, subdivision of functions, user management, queries, performance.”

    Jan Theodore Galkowski

    MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    “I have tried many other fine programs, but Navicat is by far the best. Ease of use and the list of features make it my choice for MylL administration.”

    “Customer support for Navicat is very good. My email questions were quickly and accurately answered.”

    Jeff Tucker

    Director of Engineering
    Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS)

  • “Navicat save our time to manage our databases. The backup features and how simple it is to use cannot be compared. I recommend PremiumSoft Navicat to everyone I know. Keep up the great work guys!!!”

    Orlando Piedrahita

    System Engineer
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT)

    “I really like the new GUI in Navicat.

    The Speed of Navicat is very fast and its Interface is very nice. Stability has also been strengthened.”

    Karsten Torp Rasmussen

    Senior Consultant
    KPMG Advisory

    “It is an excellent tool that allows me to design all aspects of a MySQL DB's.

    The real values of Navicat are:
    - editing of tables in an Excel type fashion
    - import/export from/to many function
    - migration of DB's from one server to another”

    Proenen, Hanns

    General Electric (Capital Solutions GmbH & Co.KG)

  • “The main problem Navicat is solving for me is creating the queries in a fast.

    The query builder helps tremendously with that - and I haven’t seen any other tool that helps me create my queries for MySql. Navicat is pretty much self-explanatory.”

    Ed Garcia

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO)

    “Very professional product. Easy to use. Nice GUI.

    We use Navicat to produce custom reports based on complex queries.”

    Jeff Gellner

    CISSP JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    “These are the features that we like :

    - It allows us to transfer file between two servers
    - It allows us to synchronize between two databases in a single and bidirectional directions
    - It allows us to build queries faster with query builder
    - It allows us import and export databases into different file formats
    It has a good online visual demo. The help file is also well organized and easy to follow.”

    Mark Horn

    Intel Corporation (Nasdaq:INTC)

  • “I worked since 2005 with this database tool. As interface to our MySQL severs I developed with Navicat many queries. The tables are partial very big (more than 50 Million records).

    With my favourite tool Navicat I create the queries fast and effective and with nightly schedules I get the query results on early morning. Also, your support worked quick and professional and now everything is alright.”

    Volker Plank

    Porsche Leipzig GmbH

    “Navicat is the only program I have seen that works this well on the Mac. Able to export and import easily. Very easy to use. Lightening fast. Scheduling, back-ups, Queries are all very easy to use. This does a lot more than what I expected.

    Didn't really need the documentation. Navicat was so well designed and user-friendly that I just started using it.”

    Scott Lozier

    Administrative Coordinator
    Office for the Arts at Harvard
    Harvard University

    “Navicat integrates managing MySQL database in a very user friendly interface. Updating without a UI from search table results. The database conversion from older formats to MySQL is seamless.

    It’s one tool solution for Designing, Managing and Automating MySQL. Transferring data from one server to other is very convenient. Backup and restoration DB in 1 easy step”

    Sandeep.Bishnoi

    Alcatel

  • “The clear and powerful GUI was leagues ahead of other solutions. Of particular importance to this choosing this solution was the strong CSV upload and export tools. It also proved really useful to be able to store queries and share them between users. The query builder was a big plus too.

    We’re really happy with Navicat and only wish that we’d chosen the product sooner.”

    Matt Fenby Taylor

    SonyBMG Music Entertainment Ltd.

    “Navicat provided a quick and easy means of importing many different spreadsheets into database tables and an easy way to update those tables. Even after weeks of having a standard process of managing the database we utilize Navicat's import mechanism to handle unique data updates coming from our customer. Without this ability we would be weeks behind schedule.”

    James Hoover

    Hewlett-Packard

    “Navicat allows the building of complex queries, and also management and backup of the database, from a remote windows environment. Navicat is relative ease of use, and flexibility.”

    Dr Richie Gill

    Oxford University

  • “Navicat makes the transfer between software engines extremely simple, better than the other options I explored. Also, the interface for dealing with the database is straightforward, easy to use, and powerful. It is convenient to use to begin to implement SQL code, for example”

    Dr Tim Walsh

    Research Foundation For Mental
    HygieneColumbia University

    “Navicat does an excellent job and as an added bonus, we can use the export function to convert data into other formats for specialized use. The XML conversion was particularly impressive.”

    Donald J. Varney

    Systems Developer III
    State of Vermont - Department of Banking,
    Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration

    “Using Navicat, it is essentially a breeze to manage MySQL. It is going to save us tons of time and time is money!

    Navicat is easy to use because the menus and tools bars are very clearly label and designed. We have never had a problem with the software crashing or corrupting data.

    A GUI interface that provides complete functionality for configuring and using MySQL. What might take hours with the command line, Navicat can accomplish in seconds.”

    Dave Garcia

    Washington State University Student Publications

  • “Navicat is very important for us to manage our MySQL databases. It is quite easy to use and has very powerful features as, for instance, the query builder. The features we use most are the backup and queries, also in relation with the scheduler. A nice-to-have feature would be a mailer function where, for instance, a result of a query could be sent to a specific user.”

    Gilbert Schroeder

    Goodyear Luxembourg Tires SA.

    “I use Navicat to help with entry. There are approximately 2300 rows, and approx 123 columns for each row of data, it is used daily, I am currently trying to convince the office the benefits of using the MySQL/Navicat combination over other implementations.”

    “I enjoy your product very much, I purchased it, and Navicat increase productivity 1000 fold.”

    Jonathan Mark Petrush

    United States Marine Corps

    “I have used Navicat almost daily, and have recommended it to many others in my field. It is by far the best product of its kind on the market. And the price is much lower than I would have expected for such a robust feature rich product.”

    Jeff Austin

    Division of Biological Sciences, Office of the Dean
    University of California, Davis

  • “Most of our data is in Microsoft Access or MS SQL Server. With Navicat importing and exporting data from and to those formats is very easy and requires virtually no additional training. Moving to new technology is often intimidating to people but once I demonstrated Navicat to our staff they were pleasantly surprised. Navicat truly makes it easier to administer mySQL than any other product I have tried.”

    Matthew Ryan

    NCDA&CS Website Manager
    North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

    “Navicat is an excellent product and I have yet to look at the documentation!

    Navicat 's strengths are (obviously) its ease of setup and use. I've dealt with software since my junior year in high school (1981) and know a good product when I see one.”

    Jesse A. Canchola

    Principal Statistician Director, Data Analytic & Survey Services
    University of California at San Francisco

    “These are the strengths of Navicat --
    - Easy to manage multiple connections
    - Access to MySQL databases across the WAN is very quick and efficient compared to other products
    - Designing and updating table structures is much easier than comparable products
    - Provides an "easy to use" import and export wizard
    - User administration interface is excellent
    - Reporting tool looks promising”

    Larry Tomsic

    Director - Information Technology
    Alsco, Inc.

  • “Navicat did everything I needed it to do in a simplier way than by using text type tools. I purchased two copies so that we can use it with other Mysql databases that we want to deploy. The purchase was simple, and the product is now up and running. Since we need to develop additional databases, I am sure it will help us make that management much easier.”

    Doug Stoner

    Manager of Computer Services
    Conestoga Valley School District

    “Your product saved us a lot of time and solved my problem of importing and exporting the data to the tables and even creating Tables, Databases, and Queries. Now I do not have to worry about how to backup the Databases -its just one click now.”

    “It is so easy and simple for the Unix Administrator to connect to the local or remote Database and manage the users with full security. And I would like to thank your technical support staffs. They answered all my question in a short period of time.”

    Firas Najjar

    Web Application Developer at College of Engineering
    Florida State University

    “Navicat really helped easily get my excel data into mysql, and Navicat makes it easy to maintain using a GUI, rather than the line commands, or tedium of phpMyAdmin for multiple edits.

    I am sure Navicat will have more to offer, as my database matures. I can't comment on the documentation, because I've been able to figure out the few things I need to do just from the menus and icons on screen.”

    Charley Weiland

    Stanford University

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