DOC xPress Feature: Metadata Comparison


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Easily capture metadata snapshots

With DOC xPress, snapshots of the environment can be captured with just a few clicks, making it easy to capture what an environment looks like before making changes.

You can easily share metadata snapshots with your team, generate documentation based on a specific point in time, and track changes in your environment over time.


Use metadata snapshots to track version history


Doc xPress Snapshot Process

DOC xPress operates on metadata snapshots that are stored in a shared team database. The Snapshot Process takes a solution configuration and reads all sources, updating the stored snapshot and maintaining a version history chain. This snapshot includes all supported providers, including SQL Server, Integration Services and Analysis Services.

Feature Highlights

  • Determine what the systems looked like at a point in time
  • Generate documentation based on a specific point in time
  • Track and compare changes in your environment over time

Compare snapshots to identify problems


This feature of DOC xPress enables users to determine the differences in a single environment over time, or among different environments. Having the ability to compare snapshots can aid both developers and DBAs who are trying to track down the source of either consistency or performance problems.

Feature Highlights

  • Determine small changes that have been made that cause big impact
  • Compare multiple metadata snapshots
  • Create a differential document
DOC xPress Snapshot Comparison

Create snapshots from the command line


Doc xPress Snapshot Command Line

You can use DOC xPress to automated the process of creating a snapshot, for example, when you need to include snapshot creation as part of another process. The Snapshot Command Line will provide the ability to create a snapshot from the command line, or any tool that can run an executable file.

  • Schedule snapshots to run through the command line at any time

Easily manage snapshots


After defining the objects to document using DOC xPress, information is gathered and stored in a snapshot. Multiple snapshots can be taken of the same group of objects so they can be compared over time, or have documentation generated for a point in time.

DOC xPress has a Snapshot Management feature that allows you to import and export entire solutions or individual items. In addition, you can choose to export only the most recent snapshots, all snapshots after a particular point in time, or the entire history of the selected item.

  • Purge older snapshots
  • Email the metadata snapshot as an attachment to a partner
DOC xPress Snapshot Management

DOC xPress Pricing Options

Note: As of July 1, 2019, DOC xPress pricing is based on licensing by the targeted number of documentation sources (such as SQL Server, SSAS, Power BI, etc.) to reflect common buying scenarios.  A hosted, cloud-based version will be available for preview in fall 2019. 

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Annual Subscription License

$749/month ($8,988 annually)

For up to 10 documentation sources
Includes annual maintenance

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Enterprise Licensing

Customized for your environment

Contact us for enterprise licensing options.