16 Extended Properties Editors

This is the list of all extended properties editors for SQL Server database we found on the web.
Direct - read and save extended properties from SQL Server database.
Repository - edit metadata in separate repository and enable synchronization.
Custom fields - whether tool enables editing custom extended properties, apart MS_Description.

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Dataedo

dataedo.com

Data dictionary and ER Diagram creator

Notable features: Entity Relationship Diagrams, Splitting objects into modules, Documenting missing foreign and unique keys, Documentation progress tracking, Rich text and images, Search, Global repository for documentation of all databases, Teamwork ready

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $179

Last updated: 10 May 2017

Redgate SQL Doc

www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-doc/

For each object, SQL Doc displays the text that is stored in the MS_Description extended property in your SQL Server database. For tables, you can edit descriptions for columns, indexes, triggers, and constraints; for views, you can edit descriptions for columns, indexes, and triggers. Object lists and database summaries also include editable description data.

Notable features: Management Studio integration

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $369

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

Database Note Taker

databasenotetaker.com

Database Note Taker makes it easy for developers to capture and share knowledge about databases, simplify database documentation processes, and take the guess work out of every day development with databases

Notable features: Notifies about empty descriptions, shows edit history

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Type: Free

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $0

Last updated: 22 Apr 2017

ApexSQL Doc

www.apexsql.com/sql_tools_doc.aspx

Tool enabling documenting SQL Server databases and SSIS packages.

Notable features: Integration with Management Studio (SSMS), Database UML diagrams, Graphical dependencies

Limitations: Non intuitive and confusing UI

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $299

Last updated: 08 Oct 2016

dbdesc

dbdesc.com

Built-in extended property editor and documentation exporter.

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $99

Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

Elasoft SqlSpec

elsasoft.com

Extended property/comment editor.

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

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $149

Last updated: 21 May 2017

Document! X

www.innovasys.net/product/dx/overview

Authoring environment which can be used to create documentation for .NET, Web Services, Databases, XSD Schemas, COM Components and Type Libraries, Java and Javascript.

Notable features: Documents more than just databases, Visual Studio integration, Ability to integrate with social platforms (Facebook, Disqus) to enable commenting

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $393

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

Leadum DBScribe

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

Description editor for tables (table, columns, indexes, foreign keys, triggers), views (view, columns), stored procedures (stored procedure, parameters), functions (function, parameters, columns), defaults, rules

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $39

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

DTM Schema Reporter

www.sqledit.com/sr/index.html

DTM Schema Reporter is a documenting tool for database schema.

Notable features: Entity Relationship Diagrams

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $159

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

xSQL Documenter

www.xsql.com/products/database_documenter/

Comprehensive, uniform, and easily navigable database documentation in HTML and compiled CHM format.

Notable features: Dependency diagrams, Data model diagrams, Custom extended properties. xSQL Documenter allows you to edit extended properies on a live server from the generated documentation

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $199

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

TechWriter for Databases

techwriter.me/techwriter-for-databases.aspx

Documentation tool for databases that automatically produces database reference documentation.

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

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $299

Last updated: 04 Nov 2016

DBMaster

www.dbmaster.io

DBA tool with Data Dictionary functionality.

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $95

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

Data Dictionary Creator

datadictionary.codeplex.com

Simple free and open source tool that enables documentomg SQL Server databases - it enables editing Extended Properties. Crashed on startup.

Notable features: Automatic adding descriptions for primary and foreign keys.

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Type: Free

Free edition: yes

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

SQL Data Dictionary

www.sqldatadictionary.com

SQL Data Dictionary includes an easy to use description editor to quickly allow you to add additional documentation directly into the database

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes, Pricing from: $199

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

Document my database

documentmydatabase.com

Data dictionary creator in the cloud accessible by the browser.

Notable features: Cloud based. Online sharing

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: no, Pricing from: $5

Last updated: 18 Sep 2016

EZ Data Dictionary

iccinc.com/ezdd/

Simple data dictionary.

Notable features: Compare two schemas

Limitations: No export to HTML and PDF

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Type: Commercial

Free edition: yes

Last updated: 03 Feb 2017

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