Explore and Document SQL Server Databases

Why waste time documenting databases by hand? dbForge Documenter for SQL Server is a big time saver when it comes to documentation of SQL Server databases. This database documentation tool automatically generates documentation of an entire SQL Server database in a few clicks. The tool includes a wide range of options to customize the generated documentation to meet your specific requirements.

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Feature Highlights

Broad picture of database structure

Documenter extracts an extensive database info including a wide range of SQL object types, their details and properties, as well as inter-object dependencies and DDL codes.

Rich customization features

Documenter supports selection of individual database objects and their properties that will be documented. The tool also contains a rich set of style templates as well as allows changing documentation layout using various Bootstrap themes.

Formats supported

Documenter creates documentation in three file formats: HTML, PDF and Markdown. HTML and Markdown suit for databases to be published on the web, PDF is good for distributing to various systems and devices. All formats are searchable, which is very convenient especially for large databases.

Extended properties support

With MS_Description properties supported, you can add annotations to every SQL object including views, tables, columns, indexes, foreign keys, stored procedures, etc.

Searchable documentation

Search across the generated documentation for database objects. As you type the name of a required object in the search field, Documenter highlights the matching text in the object tree. You can also navigate throughout the documentation via build-in hyperlinks.

SSMS Integration

Documenter integrates seamlessly with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Databases may be documented directly from the Object Explorer of your SSMS solution.

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