Tutorial for Designer/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.
In this lesson, you will learn how to log on to Oracle Designer/2000 and create a new application system
Starting with Log-On:
- In order to use the Designer/2000 tools, you must first start the database. To do this:
- Start database first by clicking on your start database icon in the programs list in your computer.
- Once the database has been started, you can use Designer/2000. To do this:
- Click on the Start icon at the bottom of your screen and go to ProgramsDesigner/2000. The connect dialog box will appear (See Figure 1.1). Type in your username, password and connect string to get connected that has been provided to you in class.
Figure 1.1. The Designer/2000 connect screen
- After you have successfully logged on, the Application System Box will appear.
- If you already have en existing application, just highlight it and press OK to start working on it.
- If you want to build a new application, just select the cancel button and you will be taken to the Welcome Screen (See Figure 1.2).
Figure 1.2: The Designer/2000 Application System Screen
- 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: The Designer/2000 launchpad
- In the Navigator Window, in order to create a new application, you will have to:
- Select File New, to start a new application. Two windows will appear. One named UntitledApplication System Properties. The one on the left will have all the hierarchy objects and the one on the right will show you the corresponding properties. You can go to the View and sort the objects in multiple ways (e.g. in alphabetical order). (See Figure 1.4).
Figure 1.4: The Repository Object Navigator(RON). Screen
- 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: The RON Screen with the new application
- After you have finished naming it, click on the diskette icon on the top left of the Application Systems Properties window to save it.
In this lesson you have learned how to:
- Start your database
- Log on to Designer/2000
- Navigate the Designer/2000 Launchpad
- Create a new application
Next, you will learn how to create Dataflow diagrams using the Dataflow Diagrammer. For this continue on to Lesson 2.
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