Master data maintenance tool for single source data

  • US 6,678,695 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/2001
  • Issued: 01/13/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of maintaining data in a database representative of a plurality of catalog items, said method comprising:

  • publishing the data as a plurality of custom catalogs each comprising a unique subset of the catalog items in the database, each of the custom catalogs assigned to one or more organizations;

    modifying the data in the database without affecting the published data;

    republishing the data to incorporate the modifications made to the data in the database into the custom catalogs; and

    establishing a plurality of rule sets, each of the rule sets specifying constraints defining a scope of the items contained in one of the custom catalogs, wherein the constraints identify items in the database based on at least attributes and attribute values of the items.

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