#54 SchemaSpy with XML, without DB


Is there a way to use SchemaSpy providing only an XML file using the -meta parameter, but not any DB? I would like to create diagrams for an RDB database on OpenVMS, and my idea was to create the proper XML file (in the format of SchemaSpy XML) by text processing the SQL SHOW TABLE command of RDB, and then give this XML file to SchemaSpy. But SchemaSpy seems not to start without access to a real database.
Thank you,


  • Zoltán Bartos

    Zoltán Bartos - 2009-04-17

    This is not a bug of course, but a feature request. Sorry - I am new in Sourceforge.


  • John Currier

    John Currier - 2009-04-17

    I erroneously commented on the closed duplicate. Moving the comment here and turning it into a feature request:

    Interesting idea, but I would think that SchemaSpy is intimately dependent on the DatabaseMetadata that comes from the database. A mock implementation of that could be implemented, but it'd be a significant amount of work.


  • John Currier

    John Currier - 2009-04-17
    • assigned_to: nobody --> johncurrier
  • Zoltán Bartos

    Zoltán Bartos - 2009-04-20

    Thank you John, that sounds reasonable. Do you know about any other tool which I could use instead?


  • John Currier

    John Currier - 2009-04-20

    Sorry, the only things I've used for the initial design are things like ERWin, which has an extremely high cost.


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