Yeah, my last boss wanted a spreadsheet every couple of months on all of the development databases ( I was in the DBA group for a SQL Server shop), what size were they, what version of the two parts of the application were installed. It would take half a day to run through all 60+ development databases. After I did it the first time, I started writing scripts to gather the data from the data dictionary for each database and storing in a few of tables in each database. I had another script that ran every week that collected the data from each database and wrote it to a schema on my local database and to a schema on one of the newer systems. He stopped asking for the spreadsheet after the second request because I pointed him to the repository where he could export the data into a spreadsheet or query the data to ask questions about the weekly history of changes. All of the jobs ran under my network id, so when they laid me off, all of the jobs had to fail. I still wonder if they
remembered to changed the ownership of those jobs or if they are continuing to fail because my id is inactive.