24

I wonder if there is the ability to print / export the schema builder?

If so, where can I find? If not, would be a great idea to implement this feature for future releases.

14

Print/export from Schema Builder is not currently possible, but you can go vote on the idea for a future release.

There is, however, ERD Tool, a free app in the AppExchange that might work for you.

| improve this answer | |
  • Thanks man, i go vote this ideia! This would be fantastic. – Guilherme Gobetti Aug 18 '12 at 17:55
  • 1
    The ERD Tool does not actually have any "Export" or "Print" buttons. Nor does its documentation suggest their existence. – Sarah Messer Apr 7 '17 at 16:13
6

One of my first jobs was to print out the schema for the org i took over.

The only way I got the schema builder to "print" was to take screenshots and then place them together in MS Pain or Photoshop.

It looked so horrible I ditched it.

There is a tool out there called SchemaSpy that was able to give me printable ER Diagrams: http://blog.jeffdouglas.com/2010/05/12/running-the-force-metadata-jdbc-driver-for-schemaspy/

| improve this answer | |
  • I'm curious if anyone has any screenshots of this in action; I hate the idea of going to the trouble of getting the JARs, installing what seems to be an outdated package (Graphwiz) and finding out it was for nothing. :-P – AMM Nov 28 '16 at 15:25
2

There is a product called Safyr that extracts metadata from SFDC and among other things, allows tables to be visualized as e-r diagrams, both within the product itself, and in a bunch of data modelling tools like ERwin, ER/Studio and PowerDesigner. You can also use Visio, as long as its 2010 or earlier (they took the data modelling capability out of Visio from 2013)

| improve this answer | |
  • Submitted a contact form to Safyr; hopefully it's useful and free or inexpensive..... – AMM Nov 28 '16 at 15:30
0

the only way to export/print your schema is to use an ERD tool. I recommend you to try ERBuilder for Salesforce, you will be able to export your schema as a PNG or print it directly.

Hope it helps you.

| improve this answer | |
  • 1
    Please indicate if you have any commercial relationship with the supplier of this tool as that is required by our community standards. – Dave Humm Sep 24 at 10:52
  • Yes Dave, I work for Softbuilder which is the developer of this tool. – John.F Sep 24 at 11:20
  • Hi @John.F - please can you include that in your answer. It is perfectly legitimate for a tool to be put forward as a solution by the developer, but that needs to be clear in the answer so it is clear. – Dave Humm Sep 24 at 14:29

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.