I develop on a project that failed in the first run (without me) because the database was getting more and more inconsistent, having been defined ambiguously and never documented officially. A new attempt should start from scratch.

I am looking for some kind of database description language with a converter and a number of conversion backends:

  • LaTeX und HTML docs
  • possibly ER diagrams (nice, but not required)
  • Relationship diagrams
  • Data declarations for C and Java
  • SQL statements for creating and updating the database structures (for different databases, preferably at least MySQL)
  • Code for integrity checking
  • Code for CRUD functions

I have written such a converter long time ago (probably like everybody else) but it wasn‘t very nifty and got quickly unreadable with longer description texts. There must be something better! Who knows where?

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