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Add Meta Category Values

An Attribute’s basic semantics, that is, those inherited by its parent data element can be enhanced. Here, enhanced semantics means the addition of semantics modifiers that further defines and restricts the meaning of the attribute, and that data use modifiers that more precisely enables attribute users to understand the purpose and role that attribute is to play in the entity.

Once Meta Category Values are selected for assignment and the Build button is pressed, the build process evaluates the suitability of the assignment, and if acceptable, assigns the Meta Category Value to the Attribute.

When this semantic addition process is complete, the Maintain Attribute process should again be used to cause an automatic modification of the attribute’s name and also its definition. The attribute’s local definition should be examined to see if it needs to be changed as well. The process to accomplish the addition of Meta Category Values includes:

  • Start the Specified Data Model Metabase System Module
  • Select the DBMS
  • Enter User Name and Password
  • Select the Menu Item, Attributes, then the subordinate menu item Maintenance, and the subordinate menu item, Attribute Meta Category Value
  • Select a Subject
  • Select an Entity
  • Tag only one attribute
  • Select a Meta Category Value Class and type combination
  • Select one or more Meta Category Values
  • Press the Build button

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