BI Documenter - Microsoft
"I'd say you have a very impressive and extremely useful product here. I highly recommend [BI Documenter] to anyone who wants to take snapshots of their SQL Server BI solution... Cool product."
Kirk Haselden

Development Manager

SQL Server Integration Services, Microsoft Corporation

BI Documenter - John Dempsey
"BI Documenter allowed me to document not only the database objects, but SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS too. This is a great benefit. It provided access to their metadata database repository the software used which I felt was a big plus. A must have tool."
John Dempsey
BI Documenter - VCU Health System
"The time and effort BI Documenter saves my team by documenting the entire BI stack is priceless."
Carlos Dickens

Manager, Data Warehouse

VCU Health System



Buy Now Free Trial Download Free Live Demo!
Snapshot Command Line Scheduler

Completely automate your snapshot and documentation process with BI Documenter’s easy to use Snapshot Command Line Scheduler.           

Feature Highlights:

                   
  • Use third party integration for launching BIDocumenter from other processes and applications
  • Schedule snapshots and documentation after hours when a production environment is under minimal load
  • Run BI Documenter using Window’s Task Scheduler or even with an SSIS Package using the Execute Process Task or Task Factory’s Advanced Execute Process Task
Snapshot Command Line Scheduler

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 1
There may be times when a production environment is under aheavy load and BI Documenter cannot be used. There may also be a need to launchBI Documenter from other applications or even an SSIS package. The snapshot schedulerwill provide a command line script that can be scheduled or used in third partyintegration.

There may be times when a production environment is under aheavy load and BI Documenter cannot be used. There may also be a need to launchBI Documenter from other applications or even an SSIS package. The snapshot schedulerwill provide a command line script that can be scheduled or used in third partyintegration.

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 2
From the ‘Review Your Solution’, click the ‘Schedule Snapshot’ link.
The snapshot scheduler will open. First, select the solution, and the server name and BI Documenter metabase.

From the ‘Review Your Solution’, click the ‘Schedule Snapshot’ link.
The snapshot scheduler will open. First, select the solution, and the server name and BI Documenter metabase.

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 3
The scheduler can also generate a documentation. Just check the box to activate the option, choose a format, and browse to an output patch.

The scheduler can also generate a documentation. Just check the box to activate the option, choose a format, and browse to an output patch.

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 4
There is an option to enable logging in case BI Documenter encounters any errors.

There is an option to enable logging in case BI Documenter encounters any errors.

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 5
As these options are selected and changed, the snapshot scheduler will display a command line at the bottom that can be used with a task scheduler, or third party application.

As these options are selected and changed, the snapshot scheduler will display a command line at the bottom that can be used with a task scheduler, or third party application.

Snapshot Command Line Scheduler step 6

View Our Suite of Pragmatic Works Products
Copyright 2014 by Pragmatic Works