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SQL databse : generate documentation

Postby kishore67 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:35 pm

Hi,

I have already generated a documentation for a sql server 2005 database using sql doc. I have added description to tables(250+) and variables.

Now we have added couple of tables and variables to same database and want to generate the word documentation.

do I need to add the description for all tables once again or is there any other way to acheive this?

Thanks for your help.

K
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Postby james.billings » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:21 pm

The documentation you already entered should still be there. When you enter descriptions against objects using SQL Doc, the information is stored in the database as extended properties using MS_Description - so you only need to add information for the new objects.

The only time this won't happen is if you have restored the database using a backup that was taken prior to it being documented the first time round, as this will remove everything you entered.
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