Developing Sun Master Indexes (Repository)

Preliminary Data Analysis for a Master Index (Repository)

Before creating the master index application, perform a preliminary analysis against the data that will be stored in the index database to determine the structure of the records. Analyzing your data requires reviewing the message structure of each legacy system that will share data with the master index application. The master index application does not need to store every field from every system, so you can narrow the master index application object structure to just the pertinent fields from each system. However, the master index application stores the same fields for each system. A more in-depth analysis of the field values in the legacy data occurs after the initial master index application framework is created.