Generate a Logical Data Model Automatically in the LDM Modeler

Once you have generated the physical data model (PDM) either using the API or in the LDM Modeler , generate the logical data model (LDM) based on the PDM automatically in the LDM Modeler.

To generate the LDM automatically in the LDM Modeler, do the following:

  1. Learn how the PDM is transformed to the LDM .
  2. Generate the LDM .

Learn how the PDM Is Transformed to the LDM

Review this section and adjust your database as needed to make the process of generating the LDM smoother and more accurate.

Generate the LDM

Steps:

  1. Open your workspace.

  2. Click the Data tab.

    The LDM Modeler opens in view mode.

  3. Click Edit.

    The LDM Modeler is switched to edit mode. You can see the registered data sources in the left panel.

    Empty model

  4. Click Scan next to the data source that corresponds to your database.

    The scan dialog opens. By default, only tables are selected for scanning.

  5. If you want to also scan the views, select the Views check box under the Scan for section.

    Scan dialog

  6. Expand the Advanced Settings section, and narrow down the scope of the database objects to scan:

    • If you want to limit the number of tables/views to scan in the database, enter the table/view prefixes. This way, only the tables/views with names containing the prefixes will be scanned. For example, to scan only the tables and views whose names start with gd__, enter gd__ in Table prefix and View prefix.
    • Specify other parameters as needed.

    Scan dialog

  7. Choose the scan mode.

    • Append to the existing model appends new objects and does not touch the existing objects.

      Use this option if you want to add new objects to the existing PDM (and eventually LDM) or if you want to scan for newly created tables and views in your database without affecting the existing PDM and LDM.

    • Update the existing model appends new objects and replaces the existing ones.

    • Replace the existing model replaces the current PDM with the newly scanned PDM and regenerates the LDM. If the current PDM contains tables/views that are no longer in the database, these tables/views are deleted, and the datasets mapped to these tables/views are deleted as well.

  8. Keep the Generate datasets checkbox selected.

  9. Click Scan.

    The scanning process starts. When the scanning completes, the LDM is created.

    LDM after scan

  10. Publish the LDM .

Once you have the LDM published, you can start building insights and dashboards .