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Enterprise-level databases often contain built-in tools for automatically generating data dictionaries. Consult your database administrator or software documentation for instructions specific to your system.

To generate a data dictionary from MS Access, select the "Database Tools" tab, then select "Database Documenter" (under “Analyze”). Now you should see the Documenter dialog box. If you have entered a description of your fields in Design View, they will carry over to the generated data dictionary here. It should resemble the following: