The Hyperion CIM repository contains a standard, relational-database directory structure. The repository, used for storing documents, reports, and application server files, is referred to as an FDM application.
There is usually a one-to-one relationship between the number of CIM repositories (FDM applications) and the number of target systems. Therefore, a transformation rule set is required for each target system.
When applications are created:
A CIM relational database is created.
A CIM directory structure is created.
FDM Application Manager relates the database and the directory structure and stores them in an XML configuration file.