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Dotted lines in Crow's Foot notation in Visio 2003 - HELP!

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Database modeling with crow’s foot notation.The crow's foot notation is

almost the only one meeting academic standards such as explained in the book

'Database Systems' , 4th Ed., T. Connolly, Addison-Wesley,2005. However I

could not find the use of a dotted line to explain 'identifying' and

'non-identifying' relationships. Now I have spent a lot of time creating the

diagram, but I need to get rid of the dotted lines unless I can show that

anyone else other than Microsoft is using this concept. If you happen to know

why this decision was made and whether there are academic publications or

whitepapers related to the decision of using dotted lines to show the

difference of Identifying Relationships, please email me immediately to


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