ER Diagram to File for SSMS

Abby 41 Reputation points

If I not mistaken, there was a way to save ER Diagrams generated on SSMS to a file; so, I can share the ERD with the team and have them open it on SSMS.
I can't seem to find it anywhere on SSMS now. Team and I are using SSMS 18.2.1. Did Microsoft disable that feature or am I mistaken?
If not, can anyone point me to how?

Thank you.

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 100.9K Reputation points MVP

    You can right-click and save to clipboard.

    Or you can press Ctrl-P to print them. (And select "Print to PDF" from the general printer dialogue.)

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  2. NikoXu-msft 1,911 Reputation points

    Hi @Abby

    SSMS 18 no longer supports diagrams.
    However, this feature was reinstated in version 18.1
    And some long-standing issues were fixed in version 18.6
    For your question I suggest you can use a newer version of SSMS, such as 18.6 onwards.
    For more information on each version of SSMS please refer to:

    Or you can use some external tools such as Dataedo

    Best regards

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