DBDocumentor ™ SQL Database Documentation Tool for Microsoft Reporting Services

- Fully cross referenced SQL database and RDL report documentation in minutes -

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DBDocumentor produces database documentation for the various SQL objects in your database, and any Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services RDL reports accessing the database.  The list of SQL objects documented varies with the SQL dialect chosen, and DBDocumentor currently supports; Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and below, Firebird 1.5 and 2.0, and Sybase SQL Anywhere 10 and below.  Since Reporting Services can use any ODBC or OLE DB data source, reference documentation can be generated for for all DBDocumentor supported SQL dialects.  There are several immediate benefits to documenting the SQL database and RDL reports as a single project.

Generating reference documentation for RDL reports and the associated SQL database using DBDocumentor is as simple as selecting the SQL dialect, selecting "Reporting Services RDL" as one of the SQL object types to include and specifying the RDL source files to process.  Producing a report of only the Reporting Services components takes only a few minutes, but the real value comes when you also include the SQL source files for the database.  The resulting combined documentation contains a fully cross referenced view of the SQL database and the Reporting Services reports, including where data is sourced from and what objects are modifying data in what other objects.  The cross referencing extends to procedure and security usage, clearly showing which procedures are used where, and under what security context.  These capabilities make DBDocumentor ideal for those wishing to learn the structure of a given database, how specific reports interact with each other, or simply to document the database and/or reports for future reference.  

Extended capabilities of the rich feature set include declarative object grouping, support for DBMS metadata based descriptions like those provided in SQL Server Enterprise Manager or SQL Server Management Studio, SQL dialect specific syntax color coding, control over the documentation of temporary objects and dynamic SQL, ease of integration into automated build environments, and the generation of XML output.  All documentation is generated by reading the source SQL batch files and requires no active database connection, or any database connectivity tools.  The benefits of an offline SQL parser are many, and include the ability to document result set structure, return values and data access points.  

DBDocumentor produced documentation is perfect as printed database application documentation for:

Version 4.50 Changes

DBDocumentor 4.50 contains new functionality and performance improvements.  In response to customer requests, two specific items were added.

Version 4.40 Changes

DBDocumentor 4.40 contains only new functionality.  In response to customer requests, three specific items were added.

Version 4.30 Changes

DBDocumentor™ version 4.30 sees several major changes.  The two most significant are changes in the supported operating systems, and major enhancements to a supported SQL parser. 

Parser Changes

Version 4.30 contains a significantly enhanced Sybase SQL Anywhere (ASA) parser.  Starting with version 10, Sybase has also changed its branding of Adaptive Server Anywhere to SQL Anywhere.  DBDocumentor™ supports many of the new SQL Anywhere 10 constructs including materialized views. The new keywords introduced with version 10 are also appropriately colorized. 

In addition to the support for version 10, numerous enhancements were made to the ASA parser. Some of the constructs now processed are:

Operating System Support

DBDocumentor™ 4.30 now has official support for Windows Vista™ in all editions, including 64 bit (x64). When DBDocumentor™ installs on any Windows Vista™ operating system, you will be prompted with a digital signature dialog to identify that the installer is from Pikauba Software and the installer is for DBDocumentor.  When you accept this dialog, you will then be prompted with a normal (gray) user access control dialog. If you are a local machine administrator, you will be able to accept this dialog and DBDocumentor will install. DBDocumentor has been tested and verified as fully functional on all versions of Windows Vista™.  If you experience any problems with DBDocumentor on Vista, please let us know.

Version 4.20 Changes

DBDocumentor version 4.20 is the first version of DBDocumentor to support Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.  The following list details all the changes made for version 4.20 from version 4.10.

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