RE/data

Build Data Dictionaries

Discover the real value of your data

RE/data automatically builds data dictionaries for M Technology databases

re/data



RE/data is a member of the RE/m family of re-engineering tools. It derives data dictionary information from your application code, M databases and other sources, and uses it to create a data dictionary which describes the structure and contents of your database. The dictionary created can be used to automatically populate a range of dictionary-driven third-party products including any product which can read standard SQL DDL.



Benefits

  • A data dictionary created using RE/data is of a better quality than one created manually. The dictionary is based on hard facts derived from source code and database analysis.
  • RE/data promotes the re-use of attribute definitions. This achieves a highly consistent dictionary with a corresponding improvement in quality.
  • RE/data assures quality by enabling the dictionary to be validated against sample databases at any stage of the dictionary creation process. This validation can be used periodically after the dictionary has been created to ensure that your investment is protected.



Features

Speed

RE/data is the fastest way of building a data dictionary for an existing M applications. Using RE/data, in ideal conditions, between 25 and 50 global nodes (tables) can be defined per day.

Quality

RE/data assures quality by enabling the dictionary to be validated against sample databases at any stage of the dictionary creation process. This validation can be used periodically after the dictionary has been created to ensure that your investment is protected.

 
Re-use of definitions

RE/data promotes the re-use of attribute definitions. If an attribute such as Patient Number is used throughout a database, RE/data allows all instances of Patient Number to be consolidated into one attribute definition. This achieves a highly consistent dictionary with corresponding improvement and quality.



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