Documentation Tools

I got these interesting links sent to me by Marco.

And while they are interesting and the sample output looks quite good, I can't help wondering when we will see tools like these appear for SQL 2005. Especially with the way xml is so intrinsic to SSAS and SSIS. I have started doing some of my own investigation into documenting SSAS and it looks quite promising.

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Please keep us posted on your research about ways of documenting SSAS. I'm sure we'd all love to see a sample SSRS report that uses AMO or somesuch to show documentation for a cube.
Left by furmangg on Apr 18, 2006 9:58 PM

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There is a tool called BI Documenter - http://www.bidocumenter.com that Chris Webb mentioned on his blog.

I've pointed it at my databases and it appears to do a nice job.
Left by Simon on Jun 26, 2006 12:28 PM

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I've seen this too. It does do quite a good job and I like the fact that it can do the AS database and the SQL database.
Left by Darren Gosbell on Jun 26, 2006 7:40 PM

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The DTS documenter was there for a while:
http://www.softrus.org/dts/

And I got a note that SSIS Documenter is coming from these guys as well.
Left by raj on Jul 12, 2006 4:21 AM

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check out SQL documentation tools
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1250
Left by Marshal on Dec 14, 2007 9:20 PM

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