Database documentation standards: nomenclature ?

Oct 30, 2007 at 2:19 PM
Hi all,

I've been searching for such a tool all day long, and finally found DDC !!! Great tool so far (in progress ... but still interesting).

I'm wondering if some company or Research Group did provide some rules about "How To Document A DataBase" the right way ?

I mean, all coding languages have their own specifications (or recommandations) about how to comment, but I can't help finding recommandations on how to comment MS SQL Server 2000 databases so I can get a clear and consistent documentation?

Furthermore, I use NetTiers and Codesmith to generate my Data and Business Layers which relies on the Database descriptions to automate the fields XML comments in C#. I suppose then I could use the C# specifications to describe my Database fields, but I still ask myself if there are any official (or de facto) recommandations?

Does anybody know a bit more about that ? Or searching for the same documentation too ?...

Thanks !

Mike