Thursday, January 17, 2013

UNX Universe documentation

Creating documentation is not one of my favorite tasks. Luckily there is a way to generate documentation on UNX universes from IDT. When you select a data foundation or a business layer you can right click to goto the context menu and select save as.


When you do that you will get a nice screen where you can select which Metadata Elements to print. For the business layer these are the elements:

 
And for the data foundation:


Here an example of the PDF that is created.



Of course you can also print the business layer and use a PDF driver. The output looks a little bit nicer, but the selection of the metadata elements is gone.



 

2 comments:

  1. Is there any way to export the data in an usefull form? For example Excel, CSV?

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  2. You can export the Unx metadata to Excel using Unx Documenter tool
    http://biclever.com/software/unx-universe-documenter/

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