Installing ER/Studio Data Architect

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This section will help you ensure your environment meets the technical requirements and helps you install ER/Studio Data Architect.

You can download a 14-day trial version of ER/Studio Data Architect, from IDERA will send you a license registration code by email.

System Requirements

Review the requirements before you install ER/Studio Data Architect. Adhering to these requirements optimizes the performance.

ER/Studio Data Architect Requirements
Hardware Processor Dual Core or higher
Disk Space
2.5 GB
Operating System Any of the following:

• Windows 7
• Windows 8
• Windows 8.1
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

Software To use an Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC) database as a data source, install the ODBC driver on your client computer.

To connect to the DBMS using native connectivity, install the native client libraries available from the DBMS vendor.


Local administrator privileges (required for installation only).
Appropriate permissions are required to reverse or forward engineer directly from or to a database.

Installing ER/Studio Data Architect

Magic Wand Icon.pngTip: We recommend to have installed most current version of both, ER/Studio Team Server and ER/Studio Data Architect, to ensure compatibility.

Notepad blue icon 2.pngNote: It is not possible to install the x64 bit version where a x32 bit version is also installed. You will need to remove any previously installed x32 bit versions of the software.

Log on to Windows with local administrator privileges.

  1. Start the ER/Studio Data Architect installation program.
  2. Walk through the installation wizard following the on-screen prompts.

The following provides additional information for some options that you can check after the installation:

  • You can change the notation setting. Go Tools > Options, and then click the Logical or Physical tab where you can choose the notation type.
  • By default, ER/Studio Data Architect installs shared directories and application files such as the DatatypeMapping, Macros, and Sample Models directories in the following location: C:\ProgramData\IDERA\ERStudioDA_x.x . If you prefer to store these files in another directory after installation, follow the procedure in Changing the Location of Shared Files.
  • For step-by-step instructions on how to use ER/Studio Data Architect, see the Tutorials section.

Aditional Notes

  • For silent installations, launch the installer with commands adding -q to the installer:
installer.exe -q

Also you will be able to see a percentage bar if instead of -q you set a -passive:

installer.exe -passive

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