Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 30 minutes

SchemaCrawler - Introduction

SchemaCrawler is a free database schema discovery and comprehension tool. SchemaCrawler has a good mix of useful features for data governance. You can search for database schema objects using regular expressions, and output the schema and data in a readable text format. The output serves for database documentation, and is designed to be diff-ed against other database schemas. SchemaCrawler also generates schema diagrams. You can execute scripts in any standard scripting language against your database. You can find potential schema design issues with lint.

Please wait for the SchemaCrawler Docker container to start. Then, move on to the next step.

Thank you for completing your SchemaCrawler scenario in Katacoda.

You can continue with reading the SchemaCrawler Getting Started Guide.

SchemaCrawler - Explore Sakila

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Step 1 - Setup SchemaCrawler and the Database

This scenario shows you how to explore an unknown database.

Please wait for the SchemaCrawler Docker container to start. Then, move on to the steps.


Open File Browser for SchemaCrawler Output Files

Open the "File Browser" to see the list of input and generated output files. Hit refresh on the index each time you generate a new file.

Download the Database

Download a SQLite version of the Sakila database, run:

wget https://github.com/ivanceras/sakila/raw/master/sqlite-sakila-db/sakila.db