How can I reverse engineering from MS SQL Server

salvadord441 3 years ago updated by Rafał Strzaliński (Senior Engineer) 1 year ago 9

How can I reverse engineering from MS SQL Server? I am trying to generate a model from an existing Database in MS SQL.

Thank you for your response, I downloaded the Reverse Engineering Tool 2.0.4, however, I have not been successful to open the GUI or to run the tool from the command line. How can I open the GUI of the tool? Or what exactly should I run on the command line?

Thank you for all the information you can provide.

According to the article that was sent, the necessary minimum to run the reverse engineering tool is:


If you have some errors, please send some logs and scenarios of launching the app.

Yes, I tried to run that line, but I always receive the following:

'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I am running under Windows

Thank you


Yeah, that's because Windows uses the backslash (\) for the file system delimiter. You can use this slash instead of the forward slash (/). 

In our tutorials you'll frequently see the linux-based commands. For your convenience, you can try downloading the git bash https://git-scm.com/downloads and run the commands from this shell.

Unable to connect to SQL Server MSSQL16.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL 

java.lang.RuntimeException: Login failed for user 'XXXXXX'. ClientConnectionId:56e60114-2a38-4575-a7a5-f5a07a00bd0d

Hi Tushar,

Since it's a public post I've redacted your comments.

Please make sure you provide the correct user and password on reverse engineer.