When Forward Engineering from a Model with SQL Server as target database, I do not see any syntax for Table and/or Column Comments. Is it doable, if yes how?
Yes, SQL Server does support Table and Column Comments and Forward Engeering from erwin DM also generates the needed syntax. However, SQL Server supports it as an Extended Property which requires a few fields to be populated, namely Schema for the Table. To add a Comment for Tables and/or Columns for SQL Server, you can follow the steps below.
1 Add the Schema Owner for the Table(s) as follows:
Go to the Table and right-click on Table Properties.
Make sure the Table has a Schema Owner.
2. Tables and/or Columns, add the 'Comment' as needed.
Go to the ‘Comment’ tab -> select ‘Edit’ enter the 'Comment' and select ‘OK’
If you do not add the Schema Owner the Comments will not be created/generated using Forward Engineering as that is a required field for creating the 'Comments' in SQL Server. Please see the example in Table B where a Comment is added but that Table does not have a Schema Owner.
3. In Forward Engineering | Schema | Option Selection | Other Options, select the option to create the Comment.
Here is the syntax for both Tables, Table_A and Table_B. The Comment is created only for Table_A as it had the Schema Owner, but not for Table_B as it did not.