Method and apparatus for sharing metadata between multiple data marts through object references

  • US 6,044,374 A
  • Filed: 11/14/1997
  • Issued: 03/28/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A database system for storing data, comprising:

  • a global repository containing metadata;

    a shared folder residing within the global repository, wherein the shared folder contains metadata which is to be shared;

    a first data mart linked to the global repository;

    a reference residing within the first data mart, wherein the reference specifies a link to of the metadata in the shared folder of the global repository and a user accesses the metadata through the first data mart by using the reference to read the metadata residing in the shared folder.

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