Describe everything, use rich text with images

Describe everything

You can describe every object imported from database. This includes: tables and views with columns, relations, triggers, primary and unique keys, procedures and functions with parameters and output.

Describe everything
Describe everything

Import descriptions from database

Dataedo imports existing descriptions from documented database (extended properties or comments) to your documentation.

Add meaningful titles

Purpose of many database objects changes as database evolves. What used to be invoice is now more general document. However it's not an easy task to change name of a table. It's a risky business, especially that all the uses are unknown. We help this with the ability to add meaningful titles to some objects, and it will be added after the name (e.g. invoices_tab (Documents)).

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Mark unused objects and columns as obsolete

Quite often there are tables, columns, procedures etc. that are not used anymore because are replaced with something or abandoned. To avoid confusion and errors it is very useful to mark such objects as obsolete. With Dataedo just type in "OBSOLETE" in title column.

Sample: Columns

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Sample: Tables

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You don't need Word - you can use rich text with images

For most objects in documentation you can write your documentation using rich text editor which enables you to format text, add tables and paste as many images as you like. This makes it a powerful mixture of word processor and database discovery tool. You can write pages long introduction to your documentation, each chapter (module) and each database object (table, view, procedure and function).

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Explain with images and diagrams

You can paste images and diagrams created with other software into your text to better explain conctepts you are describing.