But good documentation for your database showing the relationships between tables and content semantics can save you hours of work and headaches.
DBScribe for MySQL is a tool to document a MySQL database schema, creating a detailed report of the complete structure.
The formats that DBScribe works with to generate the documentation are the following: HTML Help Format, or CHM; Microsoft Word Document, or DOC; and HTML.
In addition, DBScribe for MySQL includes lots of options to customize the documentation's content: the SQL objects to be detailed, the template used to create the document, etc.
For MySQL Server 3.23 or higher, MySQL ODBC Driver 3.51 or higher; Windows 98 or higher; 128 MB of RAM; 15 MB of disk space.