Extend IBM InfoSphere Data Architect to meet your specific data modeling and integration requirements, Part 2, Build customized reports and validation rules with IDA

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Wei Liu

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | Last updated: October 07, 2010|First published: September 11, 2008

IBM InfoSphere Data Architect (IDA, formerly Rational Data Architect) is gaining momentum as a comprehensive tool that helps organizations promote a thorough understanding of their enterprise information architecture. As more people use IDA, there's an increasing need for some customers to extend IDA to meet their unique data modeling and integration requirements. This two-part series shows you how to extend IDA's models, properties view, model reports and validation rules. In Part 1, you learned how to programmatically traverse and modify IDA models and how to add and display custom properties. In Part 2, learn how to generate customized reports and how to add your own validation rules for IDA models.

[02 Jul 2009: This article was updated to reflect that the GUI for BIRT report customization has been changed for performance improvement. This is shown in the section "Generate customized model reports using BIRT."--Ed.]

[07 Oct 2010: This article was updated to reflect InfoSphere Data Architect 7.5.3 capabilities.--Ed.]

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