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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.

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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.

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  • Thanks man, i go vote this ideia! This would be fantastic. Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 17:55
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    The ERD Tool does not actually have any "Export" or "Print" buttons. Nor does its documentation suggest their existence. Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 16:13
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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: https://www.jeffdouglas.com/running-the-force-metadata-jdbc-driver-for-schemaspy

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  • 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of this in action; I hate the idea of going to the trouble of getting the JARs, installing what seems to be an outdated package (Graphwiz) and finding out it was for nothing.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
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 15:25
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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)

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  • Submitted a contact form to Safyr; hopefully it's useful and free or inexpensive.....
    – AMM
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 15:30
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I think the only way to export/print your schema is to use an ERD tool. I recommend you try AbstraLinx, you will be able to export your schema as a PNG or print it directly.

Hope it helps you.

notice: I work for Softbuilder the company that develops this tool.

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    Please indicate if you have any commercial relationship with the supplier of this tool as that is required by our community standards.
    – Dave Humm
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 10:52
  • Yes Dave, I work for Softbuilder which is the developer of this tool.
    – John.F
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 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
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 14:29

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