Database documentation tool

Do You Really Understand Your Databases?

You can connect to a database and see its structure, but can you really understand it?
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Document and Visualize Database Relationships

Understanding relationships between tables is crucial for querying of a database. Those relationships are often nonobvious as foreign keys are rarely defined in a database schema. Without this information you left with guess work, asking your colleagues, and exposed to errors in your queries.

But it does not have to be that way. Allow Dataedo to extract what foreign keys information is defined in a database and complete the rest in the same format so that you have a complete view of the relationships in your database. No more guessing.

  • Discover foreign keys from database constraints
  • Define additional relationships manually
  • Visualize all relationships with ER Diagrams
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A Nodepad for Your Database

Do you know what attribute1 column means? Is it in use? Or how is due_date calculated? Or what does ‘A’ value in status column mean?

Data structures can be confusing and sometimes misleading and Dataedo allows you to explain meaning and purpose of each data element in your database.

  • Annotate data elements
  • Provide meaningful aliases
  • Add additional information in structured format using custom fields

Organize Databases with Subject Areas

Real databases have hundreds or even thousands of tables. It is really hard to find a table with data you need or figure out what is this particular table used for. Dataedo helps you manage this complexity with so called “modules”, which you can think of as folders organizing objects in your database.

Share complete documentation of your database

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Interactive web data portal

Self-hosted web portal for self-service data & building data community. Create a place where all people in your organization can go to find, learn about, discuss and contribute their findings about data.

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Interactive HTML exports

Easily export your documentation into lightweight and easily shareable interactive HTML documents. Self-host them on your drive or any web server.

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PDF & Excel Exports
Export metadata to PDF & Excel

Additionally, you can quickly export your documentation to PDF and Excel files.

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Capture Tribal Knowledge

There is no single person in your team or organization that knows it all. Dataedo’s shared metadata repository allows your entire team to collectively capture and preserve what you know about your databases.


Now, everyone can understand your databases

  • Make complex and convoluted designs readable
  • Unlock data in your organization
  • Get new people on board quicker and with less hustle
  • Improve communication between developers, admins, architects and business users
  • Facilitate reporting & analytics
  • Knowledge says in your organization


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Application Development

Allow every developer to grasp data models quickly without guesswork and unnecessary questions.

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Data Warehousing

Provide useful documentation of your data warehouse and facilitate better use of it throughout the organization.

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BI & Analytics

Remove friction of reporting and analytics by making data structures and data clear for everyone.

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Legacy Databases

Discover structure of your legacy databases and document them as you learn, so that the other people do not have to learn the same things over and over again.

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Data Migration

Document and understand source and destination databases before the migration.

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Development Outsourcing

Communicate and secure work you outsourced with useful and accessible database documentation.


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