Predict's metadata structure can be changed with the functions of the Metadata Administration.
The number of object types and association types which can be added to Predict's metadata structure is limited. It can be any value between 1,000,000 to 4,999,999. Assign a unique number from this value range to each object type, association type, object type attribute and association type attribute.
For predefined object types the defaults and additional attributes can be defined. The user-defined attributes are grouped into separate screens, that can be directly invoked with the modify function of the maintenance menus. Up to 80 attributes can be added to a predefined object type.
Retrieval models can be defined.
New object and association types are referred to as User-Defined Entities (UDEs) or User-Defined Object Types, User-Defined Associations respectively.
Metadata Administration functions cannot be performed in batch mode.
This section covers the following topics:
|Starting and Quitting the Metadata Administration
|Object Type Administration
|Retrieval Model Administration