14 Database Documentation tools for MySQL

This is the list of all database documentation generators for MySQL.

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Dataedo

dataedo.com

Data dictionary with ERDs, Metadata repository/Data Catalog

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, DB2, Azure SQL Database, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake

Notable features: ER diagrams, metadata repository, schema change tracking, organizing with modules, documenting missing FKs, custom fields, description suggestions, documentation progress tracking, rich text with images

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Export: HTML, PDF, MS Excel

Metadata stored in: Documentation repository/file

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $999

Last release: Dec 2018 (7.2)

Last updated: 07 Dec 2018

MySQL Workbench

www.mysql.com/products/workbench/

MySQL Workbench is a visual tool for database architects, developers and DBAs. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, development, administration and documentation tools for MySQL.

Supports: MySQL

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Export: HTML

Metadata stored in: MySQL comments

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no

Last updated: 25 Jan 2018

dbdesc

dbdesc.com

Built-in extended property editor and documentation exporter.

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Access, Firebird

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Metadata stored in: SQL Server extended properties

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Pricing from: $99

Last release: Aug 2014 (4.1)

Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

dbForge Documenter for MySQL

www.devart.com/dbforge/mysql/documenter/

Database documentation generator for MySQL

Supports: MySQL

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Export: PDF, HTML

Allows editing: no

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $100

Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Elasoft SqlSpec

elsasoft.com

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Access, DB2, Teradata, SAP ASE, SAP SQL Anywhere, Informix, VistaDB, SQLite, ENEA Polyhedra, Raima RDM Server

Notable features: Documents also Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration Server

Documents also: SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Limitations: Just exports metadata. No ability to edit descriptions.

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Export: HTML, CHM

Metadata stored in: Database metadata

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $149

Last updated: 21 May 2017

Leadum DBScribe

www.leadum.com/products.php?prod_type=DBScribe

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2

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Export: CHM, HTML, MS Word

Metadata stored in: SQL Server extended properties

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $39

Last release: Oct 2010

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

DTM Schema Reporter

www.sqledit.com/sr/index.html

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, SAP ASE, Interbase, Firebird

Notable features: Entity Relationship Diagrams

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Export: RTF/MS Word, HTML, CHM, PDF, XML, MS Excel, Plain text

Metadata stored in: Database metadata

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $159

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

xSQL Documenter

www.xsql.com/products/database_documenter/

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, SQLite, SAP ASE, SAP SQL Anywhere, Informix, PostgreSQL, Teradata, Access, VistaDB, ENEA Polyhedra, Raima RDM Server

Notable features: Dependency diagrams, Data model diagrams, Custom extended properties

Documents also: SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

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Export: HTML, CHM

Metadata stored in: Database metadata

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $199

Last release: Jan 2014 (4.8)

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

TechWriter for Databases

techwriter.me/techwriter-for-databases.aspx

Documentation tool for databases that automatically produces database reference documentation.

Supports: SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Access, SAS, DB2

Notable features: Ability to organize topics into a hierarchical table of contents

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Export: PDF, CHM, MS Word/RTF, HTML, XPS, XML

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Last updated: 04 Nov 2016

DBMaster

www.dbmaster.io

DBA tool with Data Dictionary functionality.

Supports: SQL Server, MySQL

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Export: No

Metadata stored in: Program repository

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $95

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

SchemaSpy

schemaspy.sourceforge.net

Free and open source tool that generates interactive entity relationship diagrams to HTML from database schema. Requires Java 5 or higher.

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, SAP ASE, SQLite, Teradata, Derby, JavaDB, Firebird, HyperSQL, Informix, MaxDB

Notable features: Entity Relationship Diagrams

Limitations: No UI (command line)

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Export: HTML

Metadata stored in: No metadata editing

Allows editing: no

Type: Free

Free edition: yes

Last release: Aug 2010 (5.0.0)

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

SQL Documentor

www.sqldocumentor.com

Supports: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL

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Export: PDF, HTML, MS Excel

Metadata stored in: No metadata editing

Allows editing: no

Type: Commercial

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

WB Datadict

bitbucket.org/sirgazil/wb-datadict

Plugin for MySQL Workbench Community Edition 6.x that generates an HTML data dictionary from the database schema.

Supports: MySQL

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Export: HTML

Metadata stored in: No metadata editing

Allows editing: no

Type: Free

Free edition: yes

Last release: Oct 2015 (1.0.1)

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

Document my database

documentmydatabase.com

Data dictionary creator in the cloud accessible by the browser.

Supports: SQL Server, MySQL, Access

Notable features: Cloud based. Online sharing

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Export: Online HTML, PDF

Metadata stored in: Cloud repository

Allows editing: yes

Type: Commercial

Free edition: no

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

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