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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Chapter 15. System Documentation

Producing and maintaining good documentation about data structure is crucial for a project's success, especially when it's a team project. Indeed, being able to show the current data dictionary and proposed column changes to the other team members provides a valuable means of communication. Moreover, a graphical display of the inter-table relations quickly demonstrates the inner workings of the database. Fortunately, phpMyAdmin has features that take care of this.

Structure reports

From the Structure subpage of either the Database or the Table view, the Print view link is available to produce reports about our database's structure. Moreover, a Data Dictionary link in Database view produces a different report. These ...

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