This chapter highlights the capabilities of MySQL Workbench as a
documentation tool using the
sakila database as
an example. This is a sample database provided by MySQL that you can
find by visiting the http://dev.mysql.com/doc/ page, selecting
Other Docs tab, and looking in the
Example Databases section
An EER diagram provides a quick overview and understanding of a database. Rather than reading through table definition statements, a quick glance at an EER diagram indicates how tables are related.
You can also see how tables are related; what the foreign keys are and what the nature of the relationship is.