Need SQL Server documentation ideas
Posted on 2011-03-05
I need to document my SQL 2008 R2 Server database in a specific way. For each Stored Procedure I need to identify which Tables and Columns are involved - preferably have the result in a normalised table.
I have DocumentX 2010 but it does not appear to expose a database of its documentation. I am hoping that SQL Server itself can be queried for this. Are there any other documentation programs out there that may help?
Background: I build solutions with Excel VBA and SQL Server in an 'extreme programming' kind of way (another name for hacking?). Soon I have tables and columns that are never used in the final application, and mess! I like to be able to generate a dependencies tree at any stage - from the Excel UI > Excel VBA > Class Modules > SQL Server Stored Procedures > Tables/Views > Columns. Will help reduce the mess/confusion and serve as part of the final documentation.