Explore and Document MySQL and MariaDB Databases

dbForge Documenter for MySQL is a handy MySQL and MariaDB documentation tool that automatically generates documentation of an entire MySQL database in HTML, PDF, and MARKDOWN file formats. The tool allows users to customize the generated documentation up to their needs with help of a bunch of options and settings. With dbForge Documenter for MySQL, you can document as many MySQL databases, as you want, and save time for more vital tasks!

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Feature Highlights

Broad picture of database structure

Documenter extracts an extensive database info including a wide range of MySQL and MariaDB object types, their details, and properties, as well as inter-object dependencies and DDL codes.

Broad picture of database structure

Rich customization features

Documenter supports a selection of individual database objects and their properties that will be documented. The tool also contains a rich set of style templates as well as allows changing documentation layout using various themes.

Rich customization features

Formats supported

Documenter creates documentation in HTML, PDF, and Markdown file formats. HTML is suited for databases to be published on the web, and PDF is good for distributing to various systems and devices. Both formats are searchable, which is very convenient especially for large databases.

Supported Formats

Extended properties support

The description of specific database objects is read out from the COMMENT property of the self-described objects to which this property is attributed.

Extended properties support

Searchable documentation

Search across the generated documentation for database objects. As you type the name of a required object in the search field, Documenter highlights the matching text in the object tree. You can also navigate throughout the documentation via build-in hyperlinks.

Searchable documentation

Broad Compatibility Options

dbForge Documenter for MySQL is compatible with:

  • All MySQL server versions
  • All MariaDB server versions
  • Cloud services: Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Google Cloud, Oracle MySQL Cloud, Alibaba Cloud
  • Security connections: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), HTTP Tunneling, PAM Percona

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