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Document SQL Server databases and SSIS packages
Generate documentation in CHM, HTML, Word, and PDF
Automate and schedule the documenting process
Include graphical relationship diagrams
Community, Developer, and Professional versions
Document SSIS Control flow and Data flow diagrams
Fully customize the documentation output
Document directly from SSMS


Multiple documentation formats

Generate documentation in CHM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, or PDF format

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Custom styles

Layout documentation using the popular styles e.g. Metro or quickly create your own

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Personalized documentation

Fully customize the documentation with different styles, custom text, and graphics

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Self-documenting SQL objects

Include custom descriptions derived from extended properties that you can edit from within the tool itself

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Customizable processing

Document or ignore specific SQL database or object attributes

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Powerful filter

Selectively limit which objects will be documented

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Unattended execution

Easily schedule generate documentation through the CLI unattended

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SQL Server Management Studio add-in integration

Create documentation directly from SQL Server Management Studio

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SQL syntax highlighting

Display fully colorized SQL

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Graphical dependencies

Include visualizations of object interdependencies in the generated document

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Transparent decryption

Seamlessly document encrypted SQL objects

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Support for SSIS packages

Detail both attached and detached SQL Server Integration Services packages

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Support for SSIS package diagrams

Document SQL Server Integration Services package Control flow and Data flow diagrams

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Document only server information

Document only server objects without the need to choose a database

Granular documentation of object level attributes

Fully customize documentation by selecting which attributes to document on object level

Document SSIS packages from SSISDB catalog

Use SSISDB catalog as a source for SSIS packages

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ApexSQL Doc 2016 R1 Q4 ApexSQL Doc 2016 R2 Q1 ApexSQL Doc 2016 R3 Q2
Database engine
Database options
Interactive graphical dependencies objects
Data models diagrams
Annotate database objects locally
Database objects
Granular documentation of object level attributes
Document only server information
Business intelligence
Document SSIS packages from SSISDB catalog
SSIS Package details
Project parameters
Log entry information
Extended properties
Configuration settings
SSIS Source and destination mapping
Dependencies between SSIS packages and referenced database objects
SSAS Cube documentation
SSRS Report documentation
Output options
Insert page breaks for better readability
Apply setting in the Custom text tab for both header and footer
Table of content
Insert indentation in DOC, DOCX and PDF formats
Include database objects in DOC, DOCX and PDF formats
Group objects by database level (like in SSMS) in CHM and HTML formats
Insert on-page navigation – current path
Insert bookmarks in PDF
Extended property editor
Stylize object description with HTML tags
Specify default output location
Minimize the application when documenting
SQL Server 2016 CTP3 support
SQL Server Management Studio 2016 CTP3 integration
Document specific database object from SSMS
Support for all Azure SQL Database V12 features
SQL Server 2016 support
SQL Server Management Studio 2016 integration
Documentation preview
ApexSQL Doc 2016 R1 Q4 ApexSQL Doc 2016 R2 Q1 ApexSQL Doc 2016 R3 Q2


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National Institutes of Health

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Associate Director

Projects and Reporting

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ApexSQL Redgate®
Free Dev Pro
SQL Server editions
      Live database
      SSAS cube 2016 R2
      SSRS Report 2016 R2
      SSIS package
      SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
      XML comments (custom tags)
      Extended property editor
      Analysis services documentation 2016 R2
      Reporting services documentation 2016 R2
      Database UML diagrams 2016 R2
      Integration services documentation
      Documentation styles
      Custom descriptions via extended properties
      Graphical dependencies
      Command line interface
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ApexSQL Doc 2015.04.0315

Redgate® SQL Doc

Comparison was conducted on October 28, 2015

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