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Describing Database for development

Dear all.


I am attempting to create documentation of my database, so that I can send to developers who are not familiar with Salesforce.


I would like to create a list of all fields with their properties (Field type, mandatory or not, formula, etc).


I would hope to have this in PDF format or similar.


I am aware that SoqlX may be a possible solution, but I don't have a mac.


I have tried to see if I can see the schema (perhaps as XML) using Force.com ide, but I could not.


Any ideas?






You can see your org's schema using the Force.com IDE. Open your IDE project and look for the "salesforce.schema" file in your Force.com Project. Open that up and the right-hand side does a full describe of your schema (standard and custom objects).


This app also has some cool features to extract your schema.