Developing Sun Master Indexes (Repository)

Master Index Database Table Description for sbyn_systems (Repository)

The following table lists and describes the columns in the sbyn_systems database table so you can create SQL statements to insert source system information into the master index database.




The unique processing code of the system. This field accepts any of the following characters:

  • ! _ ~ ( ) { } + \Q # $ % & : ; - /

  • a-z

  • A-Z

  • 0-9

  • þ ÿ Þ ß ’à-ö ø-ý À-Ö Ø-Ý


A brief description of the system, or the system name. 

Tip –

It is best to keep this short if possible; these values appear in the tree views on the Enterprise Data Manager and can cause the box containing the tree views to increase in width to accommodate all characters.


The status of the system in the master index system. Specify A for active or D for deactivated.


The length of the local identifiers assigned by the system. This length does not include any additional characters added by the input mask (see below).

Note –

The default maximum length of the LID database columns is 25. If the system generates longer local IDs, be sure to increase the length of all LID columns in the database.


The required data pattern for the local IDs assigned by the system. For more information about possible values and using Java patterns, see “Patterns” in the class list for java.util.regex in the Javadocs provided with Java. Note that the pattern specified here might be further restricted by the input mask described below.


A mask used by the EDM to add punctuation to the local ID. For example, you can add an input mask to display the local IDs with hyphens or constant characters. To define an input mask, enter a character type for each character in the field and place any necessary punctuation between the types. For example, to insert a hyphen after the second and fifth characters in an 8-digit ID, the input mask would be DD-DDD-DDD. The following character types can be used; any other characters are treated as constants.

  • D - indicates a numeric character.

  • L - indicates an alphabetic character.

  • A - indicates an alphanumeric character.

If you use an input mask, you should also define a value mask to remove the punctuation from the stored value. 


A mask used to strip any extra characters that were added by the input mask. This mask ensures that data is stored in the database in the correct format. 

To specify a value mask, type the same value entered for the input mask, but type an “x” in place of each punctuation mark. Using the 8-digit input mask described above, you would specify a value mask of DDxDDDxDDD. This strips the hyphens before storing the ID in the database.


The date the system information was inserted into the database. You can specify “sysdate” for this column, or use the variables defined in of the sample script. 


The logon ID of the user who inserted the system information into the database. You can enter the logon ID or use the variables defined in of the sample script.