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Interactive reader for PowerDesigner PDM files

Project description

PDM reader

Interactive reader for PowerDesigner PDM files.


  • View/search tables
  • Vew table definition
  • Generate DDL for various databases (currently MySQL and Oracle supported)
  • Generate Java entity definition
  • Support command history


  • Python 3.7+

This tool only makes use of Python standard libraries.


# root or administrator permission may be required
pip install pdmreader

If you want to try some unreleased features, or customize the tool yourself, clone the repository and install it in development mode:

git clone
cd pdmreader
# root or administrator permission may be required 
python development


pdmreader PATH_TO_PDM_FILE

This will start an interactive "shell" which you can type commands.

Type help to show available commands.

Currently supported commands:

COMMAND                       DESCRIPTION
help                          Print help
t                             Toggle horizontal/vertical output. Default horizontal
tables                        Show tables
tables PATTERN                Show tables matching the given shell-style glob
seq                           Show sequences
seq PATTERN                   Show sequences matching the given shell-style glob
table TABLE                   Show definitions of the given table
mysql TABLE                   Generate MySQL DDL for creating the given table
oracle TABLE                  Generate Oracle DDL for creating the given table
java TABLE                    Generate Java entity definition for the given table
exit, Ctrl + D                Exit


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

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