The task generates a XML file from an ArcSDE schema that contains descriptions of all tables, layers and metadata.

The XML file can be used to create a JavaDoc-like HTML schema documentation. A demo XSL file is included in the test directory of the binary distribution.

Here is an example HTML documentation that was created through this XSL transformation.


Attribute Description Required
destfileThe destination XML file to create. Yes.
filterA RegExp pattern to filter tables and layers. No.


  <sde:sdeconnection id="sde.conn" 
      host="" password="pass" username="myuser"/>
  <sde:sdedoc connection="sde.conn"
      destfile="out.xml" filter="myuser.*">
  <xslt style="html.xslt" in="out.xml" out="out.html"/>