Database documentation generators

List of tools that automatically generate documentation for your database. For more advanced capabilities see Database Documentation Tools

Dataedo

Dataedo enables you to create database documentation of your existing relational databases. It reads your schema and lets you easily describe each data element (tables and columns) and other database objects (like triggers, stored procedures, etc.) visually as ER diagrams.

Commercial: Commercial
Dependencies: Yes
Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
ER Diagram: Yes
Export: HTML,MS Excel,PDF
Free edition: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Mac OS,Windows
Database Web Export
Database Web Table Diagram

SchemaSpy

SchemaSpy is a Java-based tool that analyzes the metadata of a schema in a database and generates an interactive entity-relationship diagram in a browser-displayable format.

Commercial: Free
Dependencies: Yes
Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
ER Diagram: Yes
Export: HTML
Free edition: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows

Spectral Core Documenter

Spectral Core Documenter is the easiest way to generate detailed documentation of your database. All tables, procedures, functions, triggers, and user-defined types are listed with every detail.

Commercial: Commercial
Dependencies: No
Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
ER Diagram: No
Export: CSV,HTML
Free edition: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows

DBDocumentor

DBDocumentor produces database documentation for the SQL objects in your database project. It generates a fully cross-referenced view of the SQL database, including where data is sourced from and what objects are modifying data in what other objects.

Commercial: Commercial
Dependencies: No
Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
ER Diagram: No
Export: CHM,HTML,XML
Free edition: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows

ERBuilder Data Modeler

ERBuilder Data Modeler allows developers to graphically design databases by using entity relationship diagrams, and automatically generates the most popular SQL databases. It also allows developers to easily deploy databases by offering a sophisticated visual data modeling environment.

Commercial: Commercial
Dependencies: Yes
Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
ER Diagram: Yes
Export: HTML
Free edition: -
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows