7.7 The DBDoc Model Reporting Dialog Window (Commercial Version)

This dialog window is found by navigating to the Model menu and choosing the DBDoc - Model Reporting... item.

Note

The DBDoc - Model Reporting... item is not available in the MySQL Workbench Community version.

Use this dialog window to set the options for creating documentation of your database models.

Figure 7.54 The DBDoc Model Reporting Main Wizard

The DBDoc Model Reporting main wizard

You can choose from four available templates:

When you click a template, a preview image displays on the right side of the page. For the HTML Basic Frames template, you can select either the Colorful or the Restrained Colors option from the Style list. The HTML Basic Single Page template offers only the Colorful style. The HTML Detailed Frames template offers the Vibrant style, and also the more subdued Coated style. The Text Basic template offers only the Fixed Size Font style.

From the Base Options frame choose the report title and the output directory for the report files.

The following variables may be used to configure the output path:

Content options can also be set:

Clicking the Generate button creates the directory defined in the Output directory text box. If you chose to create HTML Basic Frames, you will find the following files in this directory:

Choosing the HTML Basic Single Page option creates a style sheet and an index.html file.

Choosing the HTML Detailed Frames option creates the following files:

Choosing the Text Basic option creates a directory containing one text file.

You can click index.html to view a report. The following screenshot shows the HTML Detailed Frames report being displayed:

Figure 7.55 The DBDoc Model Report

The DBDoc Model Report

If you wish to create custom templates please refer to Section 7.8, “Customizing DBDoc Model Reporting Templates”.