Data Map Analysis

A valid Data Map diagram is basically an Entity Relationship diagram constructed using Principal Entity, Structure Entity and Intersecting Entity elements. The relationships between them are defined by the business rules.

·Principal Entities are identified from the Business Entities in scope
·Intersecting Entities are used to break a many-to-many association between Principal Entities, which form potential business processes
·Structure Entities represent the existence of a potential knowledge base

 

This is an example of a valid Data Map diagram:

ZachDataMapDiag

 

Cluster Reports and Process Maps are deliverables of a valid Data Map diagram analysis.

Perform a Data Map diagram analysis

With the Data Map diagram to be analysed open and active, either:

·Select the Extensions | Zachman Framework | Do Data-Map Analysis menu option, or
·Right-click on the Data Map diagram in the Project Browser, and select the Extensions | Zachman Framework | Do Data-Map Analysis context menu option

 

The Data Map Analysis dialog displays.

ZachDataMapDialog

Click on the checkbox against each deliverable required. If you have selected Generate Cluster Report, also enter the file pathname under which to save the report.

Click on the Generate button.

Learn more