The paper describes some important aspects of TRAMIS, an database CASE tool that has been developed at the University of Namur. This tool is to provide designers with more freedom than currently available in most CASE tools thanks to its unique generic data model, to its transformational principles, and to its toolbox architecture. The paper develops in some details the transformational aspects of the tool, showing how executable schemas can be produced by successive transformations of an initial conceptual schema, and how TRAMIS operators provide designers with a three-level toolbox of transformation operators.
|Title of host publication||Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications|
|Place of Publication||Toulouse|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- transformational design
- CASE tools
- database design