Is there a free MySQL documentation generator out there?

I was tasked with generating documentation for a database model I designed. I need something that essentially generates a "profile" (name, type, description) for each table and field in the database. Do I need to do this by hand, or is there a tool that can do that from MySQL code?

The deliverable is going to be a printout…so it can't be an on-screen solution

UPDATE: If you're suggesting MySQL Workbench, could you detail how you export something with descriptions of the fields in a printable format?

-------------Problems Reply------------

See if MySQL Workbench suits your needs.

http://wb.mysql.com/

It can generate the ER diagram with good enough details. It can reverse engineer mysql scripts.

You could also try Techwriter, which although not free, does offer a 15 day trial version.

Category:mysql Views:0 Time:2011-03-15

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