Chapter 67

Registering a Metadata Schema

Alex Watts

Many applications use metadata and many also hold their metadata in relational databases. Typically, this metadata is updated regularly. A change to the metadata for one application may cause another application using the same metadata to stop working. This is a familiar configuration management problem that its similar to the problem of changing common program code when working in a team. The solution requires a configuration management tool that operates at the level of rows in a database.

Oracle Designer 6i provides such a tool. It includes a set of configuration management tools and the ability to “register” a metadata schema within the Designer 6i Repository. With these features, it is ...

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