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Does anyone happened to have a script that will help with database dictionary?
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Do you mean to document your schema?
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Yes to document all datatbase schema.
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I use SQL Doc, by Red-Gate software.  It works by adding extended database properties into MS_Description.
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Does your company pays for it and what is the cost?
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For JUST SQL Doc is $295 per user.  And if I asked yes my employer would pay for it.
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I need a t-sql query that will help to retrieve a particular table information in database like the following:



TableName, Column Names, Type, Length, Nullable
   



Also, to retrieve user stored procedure, Views, and Function.

I'm using these for my database documentation.






 


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SELECT c.TABLE_NAME,c.COLUMN_NAME,c.DATA_TYPE,c.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH,c.IS_NULLABLE
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS c

SELECT r.ROUTINE_NAME,r.ROUTINE_TYPE,r.DATA_TYPE
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.routines r
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