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SQL Server documentation tools

March 4, 2018 by
This collection of content will provide an overview of SQL Server documentation tools, with product page links for each of the tools. If you noticed a tool we missed, please let us know in the comments below.

ApexSQL Doc
Database Note Taker
Db Documentor
DB Master
DTM Schema Reporter
Dataedo
Data Dictionary Creator
DBDocumenter
DB>Doc
dbdesc
DBscribe
dbForge Documenter
Document! X
DOCxPRESS
Document my Database
Ecora Auditor
ExPEditor
Ez Data Dictionary®
GenesisOne™ T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler™
Spectral Core Documenter
SchemaSpy
SchemaToDoc
SSIS Documenter
SQLDoc Sharp
SQL Documentation Tool
SQL Data Dictionary
SqlSpec
SQL Help Builder
TechWriter
Turtle SQL
xSQL Documenter
XIA Configuration


ApexSQL Doc

Product page: ApexSQL Doc
Alexa ranking: 87,255
Status: Active
First release: Jun-2008
Last update: Dec-2017
Add-in support: SSMS
Author: ApexSQL
License: Commercial license
Price: $299 – $699
Free edition: Yes

Database Note Taker

Product page: Database Note Taker
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Active
First release: Jul-2014
Last update: Nov-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Agiliti Corporation Limited
License: Commercial license
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

Db Documentor ™

Product page: Db Documentor
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: May-2004
Last update: Jun-2009
Add-in support: No
Author: Pikauba Software
License: Commercial license
Price: $160 – $850
Free edition: No

DB Master

Product page: DB Master
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Aug-2011
Last update: Jan-2016
Add-in support: No
Author: Branegy Systems Inc
License: Commercial license
Price: $95 – $195
Free edition: Yes

DTM Schema Reporter

Product page: DTM Schema Reporter
Alexa ranking: 1,343,194
Status: Active
First release: Feb-2004
Last update: Nov-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: DTM soft
License: Commercial licence
Price: $159 – $199
Free edition: No

Dataedo

Product page: Dataedo
Alexa ranking: 526,479
Status: Active
First release: Jul-2015
Last update: Jan-2018
Add-in support: No
Author: Logic Systems
License: Commercial licence
Price: $499 – $1,099
Free edition: Yes

Data Dictionary Creator

Product page: Data Dictionary Creator
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Nov-2006
Last update: Jul-2010
Add-in support: No
Author: Jon Galloway
License: New BSD Licence
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

DBDocumenter

Product page: DB Documenter
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Unknown
Last update: Sep-2009
Add-in support: No
Author: Himani Tripathi
License: Unknown
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

DB>Doc

Product page: DB>Doc
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Unknown
Last update: Jan-2011
Add-in support: No
Author: Unknown
License: Unknown
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

dbdesc

Product page: dbdesc
Alexa ranking: 8,208,717
Status: Dormant
First release: Nov-2007
Last update: Jul-2014
Add-in support: No
Author: Logica Custom Software S.L.
License: Commercial licence
Price: $99
Free edition: No

DBscribe

Product page: DBscribe
Alexa ranking: 9,536,957
Status: Dormant
First release: Uknown
Last update: Oct-2010
Add-in support: No
Author: Leadum Software
License: Commercial licence
Price: $99
Free edition: No

dbForge Documenter

Product page: dbForge Documenter
Alexa ranking: 62,806
Status: Active
First release: Sep-2016
Last update: Aug-2017
Add-in support: SSMS
Author: Devart
License: Commercial licence
Price: $149.95
Free edition: No

Document! X

Product page: Document! X
Alexa ranking: 1,184,672
Status: Active
First release: Mar-2011
Last update: Jan-2018
Add-in support: Visual Studio
Author: Innovasys Ltd.
License: Commercial licence
Price: $508
Free edition: No

DOCxPRESS

Product page: DOCxPRESS
Alexa ranking: 260,635
Status: Active
First release: Jul-2013
Last update: Feb-2018
Add-in support: No
Author: Pragmatic Works
License: Commercial licence
Price: $395 – $3,995
Free edition: No

Document my Database

Product page: Document my Database
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Unknown
Last update: 2015
Add-in support: No
Author: BitCo Software, LLC
License: Commercial licence
Price: $149.95
Free edition: No

Ecora Auditor

Product page: Ecora Auditor
Alexa ranking: 5,696,602
Status: Dormant
First release: Jan-2008
Last update: Mar-2009
Add-in support: Unknown
Author: Ecora
License: N/A
Price: Free trial, $1194
Free edition: N/A

ExPEditor

Product page: ExPEditor
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Sep-2011
Last update: Jan-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Yury Iwtschenko
License: Unknown
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

Ez Data Dictionary®

Product page: EZ Data Dictionary
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: 2003
Last update: Feb-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Investment Converstion & Consulting Inc.
License: Commercial licence
Price: Unknown
Free edition: No

GenesisOne™ T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler™

Product page: GenesisOne™ T-SQL Source Code Unscrambler™
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Unknown
First release: Jun-2013
Last update: Unknown
Add-in support: No
Author: GenesisOne Inc.
License: Commercial licence
Price: $195
Free edition: No

Spectral Core Documenter

Product page: Spectral Core Documenter
Alexa ranking: 850,617
Status: Active
First release: Oct-2010
Last update: Sep-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Spectral Core Ltd
License: Commercial licence
Price: $1,990
Free edition: No

SchemaSpy

Product page: SchemaSpy
Alexa ranking: 5,268,600
Status: Active
First release: Aug-2005
Last update: Sep-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: John Currier
License: Lesser GNU Public License 2.1
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

SchemaToDoc

Product page: SchemaToDoc
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Jun-2006
Last update: May-2011
Add-in support: No
Author: SchemaToDoc Enterprises
License: Commercial licence
Price: $39.95
Free edition: No

SSIS Documenter

Product page: SSIS Documenter
Alexa ranking: 18,464,582
Status: Unknown
First release: Unknown
Last update: Unknown
Add-in support: No
Author: Webintellics Inc
License: Commercial licence
Price: $139.95
Free edition: No

SQLDoc Sharp

Product page: SQLDoc Sharp
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Apr-2009
Last update: Apr-2009
Add-in support: No
Author: Amit Chaudhary
License: The Common Public License Version 1.0 (CPL)
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

SQL Documentation Tool

Product page: SQL Documentation Tool
Alexa ranking: 8,396,965
Status: Dormant
First release: Jul-2009
Last update: Nov-2012
Add-in support: Visual Studio
Author: Winnersh Triangle Web Solutions Limited
License: Commercial licence
Price: $49.95
Free edition: No

SQL Data Dictionary

Product page: SQL Data Dictionary
Alexa ranking: 3,908,918
Status: Dormant
First release: Apr-2014
Last update: Sep-2016
Add-in support: No
Author: Bruce Dunwiddie
License: Commercial licence
Price: $199.99
Free edition: No

SqlSpec

Product page: SqlSpec
Alexa ranking: 5,477,297
Status: Active
First release: Mar-2007
Last update: Aug-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Elsasoft LLC
License: Commercial licence
Price: $149
Free edition: No

SQL Help Builder

Product page: SQL Help Builder
Alexa ranking: 2,287,183
Status: Discontinued
First release: Nov-2006
Last update: Unknown
Add-in support: No
Author: SQL Delta
License: Commercial licence
Price: N/A
Free edition: N/A

TechWriter

Product page: TechWriter
Alexa ranking: 5,429,585
Status: Dormant
First release: Nov-2009
Last update: Feb-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: Quarksoft LLC
License: Commercial licence
Price: $253
Free edition: No

Turtle SQL

Product page: Turtle SQL
Alexa ranking: Unknown
Status: Dormant
First release: Unknown
Last update: Sep-2016
Add-in support: No
Author: Unknown
License: Unknown
Price: Free
Free edition: N/A

xSQL Documenter

Product page: xSQL Documenter
Alexa ranking: 1,536,546
Status: Dormant
First release: Mar-2008
Last update: Jan-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: xSQL Software
License: Commercial licence
Price: $199
Free edition: No

XIA Configuration

Product page: XIA Configuration
Alexa ranking: 1,142,899
Status: Active
First release: Jun-2011
Last update: Jun-2017
Add-in support: No
Author: CENTREL Solutions Ltd.
License: Commercial licence
Price: $4,276
Free edition: No

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