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MetaData Repository Standards?

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I'm tasked with developing a enterprise-level metadata tool - starting yesterday
and TB delivered by Jan 30th.

Ridiculous as it may sound, there actually is some small chance of my deliverins
same - since I've already done something similar in the context of recording
report requirements (field sources, calculations, and so-forth).

But this time, I'd like to do the architecture the "right" way - i.e. with the
same table structure that some commercially-avaiable tools use.

Anybody know of a reference book that details this sort of architecture? It's
not quite as obvious as it may seem at first because of various recursive
relationships - like fields/calculation components and allowed values/sub
values.
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PeteCresswell
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 21:42:24 GMT, "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote:

Perhaps some products already out there have demo versions you can
inspect.
Otherwise I'd say buy one of hem. 1 month probably is just enough time
to master the tool and populate the db.
-Tom.

I'm tasked with developing a enterprise-level metadata tool - starting yesterday
and TB delivered by Jan 30th.

Ridiculous as it may sound, there actually is some small chance of my deliverins
same - since I've already done something similar in the context of recording
report requirements (field sources, calculations, and so-forth).

But this time, I'd like to do the architecture the "right" way - i.e. with the
same table structure that some commercially-avaiable tools use.

Anybody know of a reference book that details this sort of architecture? It's
not quite as obvious as it may seem at first because of various recursive
relationships - like fields/calculation components and allowed values/sub
values.


Nov 12 '05 #2

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Ola:

I've been surprised how often I refer back to Clive Finklestein's "Building
Corporate Portals with XML" - I've had to buy it three times cuz I keep
giving it away.
Don't be fooled by the title: I guess it came out just about the time
everybody had to build corporate portals with xml so they named it
accordingly. It does build up to doing that, but the first third of the book
is a remarkable treatise on the concepts and design of a scalable metadata
repository, and the second third provides a number of good tools to help in
actually implementing an xml based metadata store.

You can get it off Amazon for five bucks these days and even if you don't
use it now, I garantee you'll probly use it some time.

Take a look at the customer reviews to get an idea of the contents:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

Rich Harrington - Chicago
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I'm tasked with developing a enterprise-level metadata tool - starting yesterday and TB delivered by Jan 30th.

Ridiculous as it may sound, there actually is some small chance of my deliverins same - since I've already done something similar in the context of recording report requirements (field sources, calculations, and so-forth).

But this time, I'd like to do the architecture the "right" way - i.e. with the same table structure that some commercially-avaiable tools use.

Anybody know of a reference book that details this sort of architecture? It's not quite as obvious as it may seem at first because of various recursive
relationships - like fields/calculation components and allowed values/sub
values.
--
PeteCresswell

Nov 12 '05 #3

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