Creating a dictionary
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3 - Creating a dictionary

Entity-Relationship diagrams of a data model need to be translated into the machine readable Data Definition Language (DDL). The DDL files containing the data structure definition are then read by the MAD and a dictionary of the data structures is constructed in memory.

3.1 - The dictionary

3.2 - Representing entity sets and attributes

3.3 - Representing relationships

3.4 - Representing dataflows

3.5 - Producing the dictionary

3.6 - Storing and reading the dictionary

3.7 - Reporting the dictionary

3.8 - Reporting subsets of the dictionary

3.9 - Displaying and browsing the dictionary

3.10 - Summary

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BR and MR - CERN PTG - ADAMO Users Guide for Version 3.3 - 11 Oct 93