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AndyJ

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EA Generated Data Dictionary?
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:41:01 pm »
Hi people,

I must admit that I'm struggling with this myself.

I've been asked to have a go at generating a "data dictionary" from a model in EA.

My best guess is that a list of classes, attributes and notes would be appropriate, but in some form which maximises, searchability and readability.

I'm struggling, because I see the model as the "data dictionary"...

Has anyone created an HTML report or anything similar to be a "data dictionary" extract from EA?
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Graham_Moir

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Re: EA Generated Data Dictionary?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 09:23:29 pm »
A way to produce a data dictionary is provided in the Data Modelling Concept to DBMS white paper which can be found at

http://community.sparxsystems.com/whitepapers/Data%20Modeling%20-%20From%20Conceptual%20Model%20to%20DBMS/data-modeling-concept-to-dbms.pdf

Have a look at the appendices
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AndyJ

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Re: EA Generated Data Dictionary?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 08:35:46 am »
Thanks Graham,

I'll have a look.

Andy
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