Documenting Databases through the Command Line

You can automate document generation using the command line.

Note

The command-line interface is available only in certain editions of dbForge Studio. For detailed information on the features availability in the dbForge Studio editions, please refer to the Editions topic.

1. Click Start, type cmd in the Search programs and files text box, and press ENTER. The Command Prompt opens.

2. Specify the operation you want to perform and the required parameters and arguments (actions you want to run) in the Command Prompt, for example as follows:

dbforgemysql.com/document [/switch1[:value | [parameter1:value parameter2:value ..]] /switch2 ..]

3. Press ENTER to run the process.

Select corresponding command line switches to perform the required operations:

/author

This switch is used to override authorship information. The command line looks like:

/author:<author>

/breadcrumbs

This switch is used to generate breadcrumbs. Available values are: Y and N.

Y is the default value. The command line looks like:

/breadcrumbs:<Y|N>

/connection

This switch is used to specify a connection string. The command line looks like:

/connection:<"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8">

/copyright

This switch is used to specify copyright information.

/created

This switch is used to override generation date format. The default format is: MM/DD/YYYY.

/database

This switch is used to specify the database name. The command line looks like:

/database:<DB1>

/docdescription

This switch is used to override the default document description on the cover page. The command line looks like:

/docdescription:<description>

/doclogo

This switch is used to override the document logo. The command line looks like:

/doclogo:<"d:\mydoc\proj.png">

/doctitle

This switch is used to override the document title on the cover page. The command line looks like:

/doctitle:<title>

/documentformat

This switch is used to specify the documentation format. Available formats are PDF HTML. By default, the document format is HTML. The command line looks like:
/documentformat:<PDF|HTML>

/outputfile

This switch is used to specify the output path for generated documentation.

/password

This switch is used to specify server password. Overrides password specified in the connection string. The command line looks like:

/password:<pw>

/permissions

This switch is used to include permissions data into documentation. Available values are: Y N. The default value is Y. The command line looks like:
/permissions:<Y|N>

/projfile

This switch is used to sspecify a project file. The command line looks like:

/projfile:<"D:\mydoc.ddoc">