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Document! X delivers the best of both worlds by seamlessly combining automatic documentation of SQL Server, Access, Oracle, and other OLE DB databases with a full WYSIWYG authoring environment. The generated Database Documentation is an accurate and comprehensive documentation set.

Document! X can use descriptions and other content from your SQL/T-SQL/PL-SQL Source Code, Access Description Properties or SQL Server Extended Properties and you can extend the source descriptions using the rich authoring environment provided by the Document! X Content File Editor.

Content Authoring Options

If you have already defined descriptions in your source Web Service Definition (WSDL Annotations, Swagger Descriptions etc.), Document! X can use them as summary text for the generated documentation and you can view the Web Service Definition Descriptions while you are editing to spot areas that need expansion and to avoid duplication.

You can choose to author content in your Web Service Definition (WSDL Annotations, Swagger Descriptions etc.), and/or using the rich authoring environment of the Document! X Content File editor. This flexibility allows you to include basic documentation in the source code and use the rich Document! X Content File Editor to author extended content.

Colorized Source Code
Content File Editor
SQL Server and Access Descriptions
Source Code Comments
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Author Content in SQL Source or Extended Properties

Document! X can extract specifically tagged comments from View, Stored Procedure, and User Defined Function SQL source code. For example:

SQL source

Document! X can also use any existing descriptions entered into the Access Table Designer, or any SQL Server descriptions entered in the SQL Server Enterprise Manager or created manually using extended properties.

Single-Source Build and Publish

Your documentation projects can be generated to cross-platform Web Help, automatically responsive for tablet and mobile. The specific requirements for the different output formats are handled automatically and you can build all outputs from a single project. Automatic publishing makes it quick and simple to deploy the generated output to your website, FTP server, or network location.

Tablet and Mobile Support
Automatic Publishing
Community Features
Web Help
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Output Samples

These samples of output illustrate how much can be generated by Document! X right out of the box. All of the Document! X templates are fully customizable and can be easily adapted or extended to meet your specific requirements.

Database Overview Page
Function Page
View Page
Table Page
Stored Procedure Page
User Page
User-Defined Data Type Page
File Group Page
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Template-Based Customization

  • Create new comment types for use in source code comments.
  • Adapt existing templates to match your existing corporate style and color scheme.
  • Customize Table of Contents definitions according to your requirements.
  • Fine tune the standard phrases and terminology used by Document! X to match your standards.

Authoring Examples

The easy-to-use Example Code Designer included in the Content Editors makes adding multi-language examples a breeze. In-line or linked examples can be created and example code is automatically colorized in the generated output.


Document! X supports several different languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Russian) for the phrases used in the generated output. All of the phrases and terminology in the generated output can be configured according to preference.

Document! X allows you to author content for multiple languages within a single project, showing you an embedded tip for the primary locale content when you are authoring in the Content File Editor for a secondary locale. If you use the Document! X and HelpStudio bundle you can export and import your localized content in XLIFF format, the industry standard for sharing content with translation providers.


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