Meta Data

The Meta Data concept allows you to define and store additional information about your Mapping Project within the project itself.

Meta Data, for example, can be a short description of the source and target format of a Mapping Project, the name and contact information of the author, the creation date, or any other user-defined information that you need.

Benefits of Meta Data

Meta data has many benefits. It can:

  • Help you to search for Mapping Projects, filter, and find them. This is especially important for customers who have to manage a large number of Mappings.
  • Be used locally in your workspace or, when you are working in a distributed team in a central repository such as a SVN server location. The Meta Data concept enriches your repository with a customizable and powerful search and filter function for the whole team
  • Allow you to filter and group Mappings based on certain criteria.
  • Be included in the generated project documentation when using DML.

Meta Data Configurations

Meta Data Configurations generically define the structure of Meta Data used in a Mapping. For more information, see Meta Data Configurations

Level of Meta Data

You can define, and afterward assign, Meta Data Configurations in the Project Information at different levels:

  • For the whole Mapping Project
  • For all Mappings in the Mapping Project
  • For Document Identifiers (available only for DML Mapping Projects)

After you activate a Meta Data Configuration for one of those levels, the entry fields defined in the respective Meta Data Configuration are display in the left area of the Project Information editor under the respective level:

  • Project Details
  • Mapping Details
  • Document Identifier

Related topics

Level of Meta Data

Define Meta Data Configurations

Assign Meta Data Configurations

Edit Meta Data Configurations

Manage Meta Data Configurations

Export Meta Data Configurations

Version Management and Project Meta Data

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