Jan 23th, 2023,
Exporting HTML documentation from ERBuilder and publishing it on a web server is a great way to make your database model documentation easily accessible to your team members. There are several options to host and publish HTML documentation on a web server, including using popular web-server software such as Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS.
You can install the software on a computer or a dedicated server and configure it to serve the HTML files to users.
In this blog post, we will go over the steps to export the HTML documentation from ERBuilder and then publish it on different popular web servers.
First, you need to export the HTML documentation from ERBuilder. To do so, open your ER diagram in ERBuilder (or create a new project by reverse-engineering your database) and then go to the "Tools" menu and select "Generate model documentation".
Select "HTML" as the export format and then choose a location to save the exported files. This will export your documentation as a set of HTML files.
Once you have exported the HTML documentation, you can publish it on a web server. You can install a popular web server software such as Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS on a computer or a dedicated server and configure it to serve the HTML files to your team members.
Publishing ERBuilder HTML documentation on an IIS (Internet Information Services) web server is relatively straightforward. Here are the steps you can follow to know how to install and configure the IIS web server on Microsoft Windows :
A restart of your computer may be required to apply the changes.
Publishing ERBuilder HTML documentation on an Apache server is similar to publishing on other web servers. Here are the steps you can follow to install and run the Apache server on Windows (the steps are almost the same for Linux or macOS):
In conclusion, exporting HTML documentation from ERBuilder and publishing it on a web server is a great way to make your documentation easily accessible to your team members. With this guide, you can have your documentation up and running in no time. It's important to remember to keep the server updated and secured to avoid any security breaches.
ERBuilder is a GUI data modeling tool that allows you to visualize, design, and model databases by using entity relationship diagrams and automatically generates the most popular SQL databases. Generate and share the data Model documentation with your team. Optimize your data model by using advanced features such as test data generation, schema comparison, and schema synchronization.
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