Database Mapper Feature: Documentation



Automatically document data sources

SolarWinds Database Mapper can produce robust, customizable documentation in a variety of formats to fit your business needs.

With support for exporting the documentation to HTML, or tracking changes over time stored directly in the Database Mapper portal.

In addition, the documentation can be customized for different audiences, so users only see the most relevant information for their role.

Document properties across your environment


DOC xPress Document Technologies

Database Mapper has an expansive set of areas it can document. Database Mapper takes a metadata snapshot of nearly every property that can be captured and stores the intelligence into a shared database for your team.

In order to give users who are first trying out Database Mapper a more productive initial experience, Database Mapper provides the Solution Wizard, which guides users through configuring a solution by prompting for key pieces of information in order to pre-generate a solution. This intuitive, easy-to-use interface makes it simple for even first-time users to be productive.

Technologies Supported

  • SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Salesforce
  • Power BI
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • Custom Metadata Import

Simplify the document generation process


The documentation generation process of Database Mapper can read from any metadata snapshot taken whether it is the most current snapshot or one taken in the past. Documentation output can be customized for a variety of audiences.

Feature Highlights

  • Generate documentation in HTML Frameset
  • Use command line tool to automatically take snapshots of your data sources
  • Tailor output to the audience, such as developers or business analysts
  • Customize output to suit the needs of your business
  • Generate documentation about an environment instantly, without having to wait for sources to load each time you want to document
  • Generate documentation from both the most recent snapshot, as well as snapshots taken in the past
  • Track and document changes in your environment
Documentation Generation Process



Easily import external sources


Easily Import External Sources

Database Mapper imports data using a set of built-in providers. To accommodate a variety of data sources, Database Mapper allows extensibility beyond the set of built-in providers by providing the ability to create custom providers.

Feature Highlights

  • Object information and lineage endpoint names
  • Object properties
  • Lineage links

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Whether you choose the installed or cloud version of Database Mapper, both of these options have the same features.


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Database Mapper Pricing Options

Database Mapper is available in Essentials, Standard, and Premium editions through an annual subscription based on a 12-month term, paid in advance, with automatic renewal at the end of the term.

Database Mapper Essentials

Database Mapper Standard

Database Mapper Premium

$495/yr for 1 license

$795/yr for 1 license

$1,209/yr for 1 license


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$4,650/yr for 5 licenses

$8,799 for 10 licenses