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Database Document Generator  
Description:  This utility will output the schema information for a database to an Excel workbook. You can use this for documenting database tables, printing out schema to make imports easier, etc. The output includes all details about fields on the selected tables and prints out nice. The utility allows you to select from the available ODBC DSNs for the data source. Works with version 6 and also v5 and prior. (Updated!)

Category:  Utilities
Author:  Ryan Farley
Submitted:  12/3/2002
   
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Database Document Generator

This utility will output the schema information for a database to an Excel workbook. You can use this for documenting database tables, printing out schema to make imports easier, etc. The output includes all details about fields on the selected tables and prints out nice. The utility allows you to select from the available ODBC DSNs for the data source. Works with version 6 and also v5 and prior.



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VB6 Runtimes are required.


-Ryan Farley

Updates

  • 5/27/2003 - Updated to fix crash when table contains only 1 field. Thanks to Lloy Sanders for the catch!

 

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  Ryan Farley
(SalesLogix Business Partner)
Customer FX Corporation

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Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. He loves C#, Javascript, Python, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

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RJ Samp

slxdeveloper.com Forum Top 10 Poster!

Re: Database Document Generator
Posted: 6/14/2004 12:25:59 PM
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Time for ADO connection manager versus the ODBC DSN connections?

would make this utility a trifle easier to use?

THANKS!

RJ Samp
 
Ryan Farley

slxdeveloper.com Site Administrator
slxdeveloper.com Forum Top 10 Poster!

Re: Database Document Generator
Posted: 6/14/2004 12:55:58 PM
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RJ, I totally agree. I've always hated that I have to create a DSN to use this! It is in dire need of an update to get rid of that.

Thanks,
-Ryan
 
Michael Litman
 

Re: Database Document Generator
Posted: 10/13/2006 11:22:15 AM
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Ryan,

Does this util work on 6.2? Thanks Michael
 
Ryan Farley

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slxdeveloper.com Forum Top 10 Poster!

Re: Database Document Generator
Posted: 10/13/2006 11:41:13 AM
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Yes this does work on SLX 6.2. It actually uses an ODBC DNS for the connection so it doesn't really matter that it is SLX at all or some other database. You just create a DNS to point to the database in question and then use this.

The DNS part is a pain. I'd love it if this used an OLEDB connection instead, but I've never gotten around to changing this. Also, this is written in VB6 which I haven't had installed for years. At some point I'd like to rewrite this in C# and make source available. But, for now, this one will still work.

-Ryan
 
 

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