|Terms of the Trade: A Report Glossary|
|System Repository. The
system repository (a.k.a. data dictionary) is an important element for
accurate, low cost reporting. A system repository allows you to manage and
reuse report components from a central point. The metadata information that
organizes and describes the available data is key for making end-user
reporting possible for the ordinary user. Desirable features of a system
style views. Allow you to pre-define the linkages between files and the
order of fields.
In general, HP 3000
host based systems are best for production reports from MPE/iX data files.
Client-server software offers the best end-user, ad hoc, and analytical
Cortlandt Wilson is a software consultant specializing in MANMAN on the HP 3000, the co-chair of SIGConsult and a board member of SIG MANMAN/Choices.
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