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dbDoc Ant Task

Generates dbdoc database documentation for a given database.


Attribute Description Required
changeLogFile The change log file to run Yes
contexts A comma separated list of contexts to execute. If not specified, all contexts are run. No
outputDirectory The directory where the database documentation will be generated. Yes
classpathref A reference to the classpath used to run the task with. No
databaseref A reference to the database that Liquibase will connect to. Yes, unless a nested <database> element is present.
promptOnNonLocalDatabase If set to true a dialog box with warn you if you attempt to run the Liquibase against a database that is not on localhost. No; default is false.
driver Deprecated: Name of the database driver to connect with. No
url Deprecated: Use <database>'s url attribute instead. The database URL No
username Deprecated:The database username to connect with No
password Deprecated:The password to use when connecting to the database No
defaultSchemaName Deprecated:Schema to use by default for managed database objects and Liquibase control tables No
currentDateTimeFunction Deprecated: Overrides current date time function used in SQL. Useful for unsupported databases No
databaseChangeLogTableName Deprecated: Overrides the name of the databasechangelog table to use No
databaseChangeLogLockTableName Deprecated: Overrides the name of the databasechangeloglock table to use No
logLevel Deprecated: Specifies one of the following logging levels: debug, info, warning, severe, off. The default level is info. No

Parameters Specified as Nested Elements


The classpath used to run the task with. Optional.


Required unless a databaseref attribute is given. See database data type.


Optional. See change log parameters


<liquibase:dbDoc changelogfile="/path/to/changeLog.xml" outputdirectory="/path/to/output/dir">
	<liquibase:database driver="${db.driver}" url="${db.url}" user="${db.user}" password="${db.pasword}"/>

A basic example of generating database documentation for a given change log file.

<liquibase:dbDoc databaseref="my-database" changelogfile="/path/to/changelog.xml" outputdirectory="/path/to/output/dir"/>

Generates database documentation for the referenced database.