Metadata Framework Data Dictionary

Frequently Asked Questions


Installation Questions

What security requirements are there for installation?
To install the Metadata Framework Data Dictionary, you need administrative rights on both the server and the repository database. To parse the cube databases, you will need permission to read the database metadata.

The installation is successful, but I get an error when trying to start the application.
The most common error is databse permissions. Ensure that your IIS application has permissions to connect to your repository database. Please refer to the SQL Server database documentation for your specific version.

My installation failed. Now what?
If you have followed all of the instructions in the Installation and User Guide and the installation continues to fail, please contact us for assistance.


Administration Questions

How many cube databases can I add?
You can add as many cube databases as you want, however you will need to have room to store the metadata in the repository. Also, performance will slow if a very large number of cubes are added.

Can I restrict user access to certain databases?
No, at this time all users with access to the Metadata Framework Data Dictionary have access to all information within.

How do I back up the repository?
The repository is a standard SQL Server database and can be backed up using your company’s normal procedures.


User Questions

When I make a change, will it update the cube?
No. All metadata changes and additions are stored only in the tool. The cube will not be updated to reflect your changes. Contact your cube administrator if you feel that you need to make structural or naming changes.

Can I map a dictionary entry to multiple measures?
Yes, and we encourage you to do so. You may map a dictionary entry to as many measures as makes sense.

What is the point of mapping measuers?
Measures are mapped to your standard corporate taxonomy in order to allow for both a standard naming convention and preserve the historical ‘coporate dialect’ that is in use.