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Database Terminology

PeopleSoft uses the following technical naming conventions for Informix databases:


A set of data tables accessed and managed as a group. Informix manages the database at the system level.

Informix Database Server

A cooperating set of host processes and shared memory capable of managing one or more databases—a running online engine. Corresponds to a specific INFORMIXSERVER value and a matching entry in the sqlhosts file. May contain many databases each with its own catalog.

Object Set

A collection of database objects. PeopleSoft uses tables, indexes. An object set corresponds to the PeopleSoft owner ID.