This document provides instructions for creating a master index application using Sun Master Index. It includes creating the master index application framework, creating custom Java code, generating the application files, and creating the database.
The following steps outline and link to the procedures you need to follow to develop a master index application. Not all tasks are covered in this document. Where a process is covered in a separate document, the link is in italics.
Perform a preliminary analysis of the data you plan to store in the master index application.
Create a new project and a new Sun Master Index application within that project (described in Creating a Master Index Application (Repository)).
Define the object structure, operating environment, and certain runtime characteristics using the wizard (described in Creating a Master Index Application (Repository)).
Define and build custom plug-ins, and specify the plug-ins in the appropriate configuration file (described in Implementing Master Index Custom Plug-ins (Repository)).
Customize the configuration files (instructions for this step are provided in a separate document, Configuring Sun Master Indexes (Repository)).
Generate the master index application (described in Generating the Master Index Application (Repository)).
Create the database (described in Creating the Master Index Database (Repository)).
Customize the database scripts by defining system information, processing codes, and drop-down menu values.
Create the database structure and any necessary indexes.
Define database connectivity in the application server.
Analyze and cleanse existing data that will be preloaded into the master index database (instructions for this step are provided in a separate document, Analyzing and Cleansing Data for Sun Master Index).
Create Connectivity Maps (described in Configuring Master Index (Repository) Connectivity and Environments).
Create and define the components in the Connectivity Maps, such as Collaborations, Services, and External Applications.
Configure the Connectivity Maps.
Define the Environment (described in Configuring Master Index (Repository) Connectivity and Environments).
Create the Deployment Profile and deploy the project (described in Deploying Master Indexes (Repository) ).
Define security (described in Defining Master Index Data Manager Security in Maintaining Sun Master Indexes).
Load the initial data set into the master index database (this is described in a separate document, Loading the Initial Data Set for a Sun Master Index).