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Re: What is this thing that is called a "Data Dictionary?"

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: What is this thing that is called a "Data Dictionary?"
Date: 2007-05-02 19:31:35
Message-ID: 200705021531.35672.sdavis2@mail.nih.gov (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 02 May 2007 15:21, Richard Broersma Jr wrote:
> Many of the ERD and SQL books that have have read refer to a data
> dictionary.  However, I seem to be missing the point of what it acuatally
> is.  IIRC, some books refer to it as a kind of document created by a DB
> designer, and other suggest that it is a kind of RBDMS created metadata.
>
> Can anyone please offer a consise description or provide a link to that
> describes what it is? Also, how is this information useful to a DBA?

Hi, Richard.  I haven't seen this "term" used before.  But here is a link:

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/10/28/data_dictionary.html

Sean

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