This article explains how to set up the SSRS items documentation process using ApexSQL Doc, a SQL Server documentation tool which is used to document databases, SSIS packages, SSAS cubes and SSRS reports.
ApexSQL Doc is a tool that is used for SQL Server database documentation as well as SSIS packages, SSRS reports and SSAS cubes. With ApexSQL Doc it’s possible to specify the exact server objects, attributes, database objects and specific object instances that can be generated in the documentation.
This article will be about how to include Data model diagrams in the documentation generated by ApexSQL Doc. With this feature it’s possible to see graphically display database tables and their relationships.
Wouldn’t it be a neat trick if you could document a database with a double click? With this article, we’ll demonstrate a few simple steps to allow you could make a script file which will run a process that generates documentation for your database. After that you can just execute it to repeat the process with just two mouse clicks or even set up a job to run it automatically every night. In this article you will learn how to create this automated process of database documentation by using ApexSQL Doc.
Documenting SQL database is the best practice to ensure that the organizational schema, data objects, and other related information are captured for some future references, especially during development. In case of frequent documentation due to constant database structure changes, it is crucial to have documents organized in an accurate and chronological manner.
Using the default settings and options when documenting a SQL database via ApexSQL Doc does not have to be the only option, especially if there are additional options available, like Styles. You can personalize SQL databases documentation to make it stand out and differ, adding to its professional look.
ApexSQL Doc, a SQL Server documentation tool, displays descriptions for SQL database objects using the extended properties that are stored in the SQL Server database. The Extended property editor feature allows you to add or edit your database object descriptions using the extended properties that are stored in your SQL Server database.