SQLDoc Sharp is an interactive tool designed to generate the SQL Server 2005/2008 documentation.
It allows you to export documentation to CHM format (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help).
It is also easy and interactive, which allows multiple database documentation.
For more details, please refer to http://www.amitchaudhary.com/.
Finding the answer to, "Is there any free tool for generating documentation from SQL 2005/2008".
Using the Code
After running the application, the initial UI looks like below:
Three steps required to generate the documentation.
Step # 1
In the top section, provide the details about the SQL Server. It includes:
- Source: Instance Name of the SQL Server 2005/2008
- If want to connect with SQL authentication then:
- User Name: Name of the user whose credentials you want to use
- Password: Password of the user whose credentials you want to use
- In case, to connect with Windows authentication then, only check the checkbox (Integrated Security) and your current Windows credentials would be used to connect with the specified SQL Server Instance.
Step # 2
Choose the database name from the Database dropdown list, whose documentation you want to generate and then click on the Fetch button.
Meanwhile you can choose/change the File Name of the CHM file which would be generated. And also if required, you then choose to export the metadata/documentation in the XML format too.
Step # 3
Click on the Generate button. And locate the CHM file at the path specified.
After making the selection the SQLDoc Sharp, the UI should look like:
Screen Shots of the Documentation Generated
Date Source Information
User Defined Data Types
Points of Interest
At the time of writing the application, I got the opportunity to explore the SQL Server Metadata functions, stored procedures, etc. I also explored ADO.NET