TheCONNX Data Dictionary (CDD)is a repository of information describing the data tables and fields in the accessed databases, including security. The CDD contains the metadata information about each data source and provides a graphical user interface for easy maintenance of the metadata, stored procedures, integrated security and views.
The CONNX Data Dictionary:
Describes the structure of the tables or files being accessed.
Creates a single metadata model that spans enterprise data sources and applications requiring data access. The result is an enterprise-wide view of data and a reusable standards-based framework for information access.
Imports metadata directly from existing file layouts.
Enables multiple views of the same data.
Allows access to data sources, including databases, flat files and OLE DB or ODBC compliant data sources.
Offers access to CONNX views, which combines tables from one or more data sources.
Facilitates automatic conversions of legacy data types to SQL data types.
Supports Occurs Clauses.
Allows importation of existing data definition information.
Resides on a shared server disk or on a client computer.
Respects all existing database security and provides additional user, group, row, field, table and database security. Encrypted metadata security.
Offers Password security to prevent unauthorized users from modifying the CDD.