Installing Editor on Mac

Applies to: Dataedo 8.x versions, Article available also for: 10.x (current), 9.x, 7.x
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There are two ways of running Dataedo on a Mac:

  1. Virtual Machine - you can install Windows in a virtual machine using VMware or similar software. This method provides the best compatibility, but you will have to run a copy of Windows in the background.
  2. Wine - Wine is a compatibility layer that allows running Windows applications on Linux by mapping api calls to Linux equivalents. Note that Wine is Not an Emulator and it won’t allow running Dataedo on architectures that are not natively supported (other than i386 and am64).

Dataedo 32 bit has been tested and runs reasonably well on Wine, however installation requires some tricks.

Dataedo 64 bit likely won’t work as long as .NET 4 is only installable in 32-bit wine prefixes.


You will need several pieces of software:

  • Dataedo 5.2 or newer. Earlier versions will not run, causing exception on startup.

  • Wine version 2.0. We have tested older Wine (1.6) and Dataedo was unstable.

  • XQuartz is required to render GUI.

  • .NET framework 4.0.

  • 32-bit Oracle Client software if you are going to connect to Oracle database.

  • (Optional) Homebrew package manager - allows you to run most of the installation through terminal. You don't strictly need to use it, but it will make the installation easier.

In our example we will show how to install macOS High Sierra using Homebrew.

Installing Homebrew

We’re using Homebrew package manager to fix everything faster. To install it, just copy the command below to your terminal:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Installing XQuartz

To render Dataedo windows on macOS we need to install XQuartz:

brew cask install xquartz

Installing Wine

Download and install Wine 2.0:

brew install wine

Create a 32bit wineprefix:

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine wineboot

Install Mono and Gecko if prompted.

Installing .NET Framework 4.0

Next you will have to install .NET Framework 4.0 on Wine. The easiest method is to use the winetricks script.

First, download winetricks:

brew install winetricks

Install .NET Framework using your wineprefix:

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 winetricks dotnet40

Configuring Wine

Now run winecfg:

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

Then, go to Libraries and add secur32 library in native mode (mscoree should already be there set by winetricks script).

Wine config - libraries

Installing Dataedo

Download Dataedo installer from

Run the installer in your prefix (switch your_username below with your username):

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/prefix32" WINEARCH=win32 wine \users\your_username\downloads\Dataedo_6.0.1_setup.exe

After installing you can just run your app:

Dataedo on macOS - open file

Dataedo on macOS - ERD

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