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SQL_2_HTML: Automatic Generation of HTML Database Schemas

Jon Finke
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


The ongoing development of our relational database based system administration package, Simon, requires frequent reference to documentation that describes the existing database tables. To this end we have written a program that uses descriptive information stored in the database itself, to generate a WWW tree that documents each table in HTML, as well as an index page to tie the whole package together. This has made looking up table definitions simply a click or two away and has proven to be very useful. These HTML pages are now also being included in some of our program documentation of the Simon system.

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