I am looking for software that can connect to an MSSQL Database and download a diagram. We are running SQL Server 2014. You used to be able to do this in Visio Professional, however they have discontinued this in Visio 2013- which of course is needed for SQL 2014. With Visio, you used to be able to connect to the SQL database and it would allow you to automatically create a diagram based on the selected tables.

What software can do this?


  • I want this software for Windows.
  • Also looking for a possible replacement for Visio so if it has the other tools- flow diagrams and process diagrams that would be great.
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    Is the diagram one that is stored on the server or one generated to represent what is stored on the server? Dec 27, 2014 at 11:52

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There are a number of solutions utilising Graphviz listed here. This may provide you with a good starting point.

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