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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook by Ivan Shomnikov

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Working with the Metapedia functionality

Think of Metapedia as Wikipedia for your data. Metapedia is used to build a hierarchy of business terms and descriptions for your data, group them into categories, and even associate actual technical objects like pieces of ETL code and database tables with these terms.

In this recipe, we will create a small glossary of business terms in Information Steward and learn how it can be distributed outside of the system to be updated by business users and imported back into Information Steward.

How to do it…

  1. Log in to Information Steward and go to the Metapedia section.
  2. Click on the New Category button to create a new category, Geography, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Specify the keywords to be associated with ...

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