Tutorial for Designer/2000
and Developer/2000

What is Designer/2000

Designer/2000 is an integrated CASE tool that supports a wide range of tasks in the area of strategy, analysis, design and code generation. It helps users design the Systems Development Life Cycle and then generate full functioning forms and reports (Dorsey and Koletzke, 1997). Like most other CASE tools, Designer/2000 also has a repository or a central storage place where much of the information pertaining to systems projects are stored in an integrated fashion. Designer/2000 has many components, each of which helps in a particular phase of the SDLC.

Lesson 1

In this lesson, you will learn how to log on to Oracle Designer/2000 and create a new application system

Starting with Log-On:

  1. In order to use the Designer/2000 tools, you must first start the database. To do this:
  2. Once the database has been started, you can use Designer/2000. To do this:

    Figure 1.1

    Figure 1.1. The Designer/2000 connect screen

  3. After you have successfully logged on, the Application System Box will appear.

    Figure 1.2

    Figure 1.2: The Designer/2000 Application System Screen

  4. The Designer/2000 launchpad will appear. Click on the Navigator icon (on your lower left corner) to go to the Navigator Window.(It is the Navigator Window where you will create the new application). (See Figure 1.3).

    Figure 1.3

    Figure 1.3: The Designer/2000 launchpad

  5. In the Navigator Window, in order to create a new application, you will have to:

    Figure 1.4

    Figure 1.4: The Repository Object Navigator(RON). Screen

  6. In order to name the Application, go to the Application System Properties and name it (Here, we will name it as STUDENT). You will notice that while you type, the name appears on the Object Hierarchy Window also. (See Figure 1.5).

    Figure 1.5

    Figure 1.5: The RON Screen with the new application

  7. After you have finished naming it, click on the diskette icon on the top left of the Application Systems Properties window to save it.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson you have learned how to:

Next, you will learn how to create Dataflow diagrams using the Dataflow Diagrammer. For this continue on to Lesson 2.

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