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Exporting descriptions to database
Switch to the documentation for Dataedo 7.x (current).
This feature applies only to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Oracle.
Dataedo 6 allows exporting descriptions (from Description column) back to database itself. This is implemented as a separate task under Export documentation menu.
SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Yes
MySQL, MariaDB Server: No
Amazon Aurora: No
Rich text fields
Some descriptions in Dataedo are entered in rich text format, including formatting, lists, tables, images etc. This is saved in Dataedo repository as HTML. Export function removes formatting and writes only plain text.
Databases have different limitations in terms of maximum string length. Dataedo fields are longer and it is possible that descriptions exported to your database may be trucated if their lenth exceeds database capabilities.
SQL Server, Azure SQL Database
ALTER permissions on objects you want to add extended property to (tables, views, functions, procedures, triggers).
COMMENT ANY TABLE privilege.
If you want to export descriptions please choose Export documentation in the ribbon. In dialog box choose Export descriptions to database or Export comments to database, depending on the engine.
Click Next and provide connection details (you will see connection details you provided at import/update).
In next step you can filter objects you want to export to specific modules.
Now you can filter specific object types.
If you're exporting descriptions to SQL Server, and you have any custom fields in your repository, you will see an additional form for exporting custom fields to extended properties.
Let's skip it for now - to find out more read Exporting custom fields to extended properties.
When ready click Export button.
Congratulations, descriptions have been saved in your database.