Metadata

About Metadata

Metadata is:

  • Information about the data stored in the Data Warehouse
  • Information about Decision Support products (i.e., a Business Objects Universe, a Data Mart, etc.)
  • Documentation that improves understanding of data and related processes

Metadata is provided to help you:

  • Learn about Business Objects Universes available for custom reporting
  • Learn about table structures and/or data marts available for custom reporting
  • Find data you are seeking
  • Consistently define the data
  • Know the source of the data
  • Define the technical structure

Information available in the Metadata includes:

  • Universe Information - Detailed information about Business Objects Universes available for custom reporting
  • Data Dictionary - Business definitions and technical information for data stored in the Data Warehouse
  • Source-To-Target Mappings - Information on where the data stored in the Data Warehouse comes from, and how it is transformed
  • Data Models - Logical and physical data models, provided to help you understand the data structures
  • Release Notes - Detailed information for all Decision Support implementations
  • Data Education Materials - Finance, Human Resources and Student training materials

Metadata for Business Objects Users

Data and product information for users who create reports using Business Objects.

Metadata for Data Downloaders

Data and product information for users who create custom reports using a ODBC tool (MS Access, MySQL, etc.), or who create data downloads using the Data Warehouse.

Metadata for Data Visualization Users

Accessible data information for users who review data visualizations.

Metadata for Specific Units

Department of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)


Related Resources

Search Metadata

Enter search criteria to find information about specific Data Warehouse tables or columns.