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How to get Access 2010 database schema.

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Hey Experts,

I have a database in Access 2010.  Is there a way to create a report or export the entire database schema?

I can do individual tables, but with over 100 tables, I need a compilation report instead.

Thanks.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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have you tried using the Database Documenter

Database tools > Analyze group
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by:jerryb30
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Are you just trying to get table and field names as well as data types?
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by:Modifier1000
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@capricorn1
I don't get an Analyze Group option.  Only Analyze Performance and Analyze Table

@jerryb30
yes, for all tables (over 100 tables)
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Total Access Analyzer with do this and a LOT more:

http://www.fmsinc.com/MicrosoftAccess/BestPractices.html

Great tool.

mx
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by:Modifier1000
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Thanks, do ya know about any free tools?
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by:Modifier1000
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I'm just surprised Access does not already have a tool installed for something like this.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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see this

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Free ... not really, other than built in tool already mentioned.

mx
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by:jerryb30
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For simple documentation (tables-fields-datatype)
try:
http://www.helenfeddema.com/access.htm
Look for 150, Listing table and query fields.
Can be adapted for lots of other field properties.
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This is nice, though I could not get it to work with all the tables at once, I could get A LOT of info per table.
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