IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Clients

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Auto-update "Contained Relationships" of Physical Data model / Schema Relationships

In Metadata Asset Manager (IMAM), relationships can be defined between Physical Data Models (PDMs) and Implemented Data Resource (IDR) schemas. These relationships can have "Contained Relationships" which associate design tables with IDR tables within the PDM and schema.

Once the contained relationships are set, they are static. If the PDM and schema are updated with new tables, no new relationships are defined without manually reviewing the relationship and using a matching criteria to identify new contained relationships.

We are looking for a way to automatically scan existing PDM / schema relationships and identify new design table / IDR table relationships based on pre-defined criteria (e.g. "Exact names (case-sensitive)" or "Exact names (non case-sensitive").

We are looking for this feature to be able to be triggered either through the interface manually for all existing relationships, or programatically via an API interface so that we can script and schedule this update.

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  • Oct 23 2020
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    MARC HABER commented
    25 Oct 06:55am

    Thanks for your idea.

    Currently, we are not looking to expand the current capabilities to detect and set the implementation relationship between Data Models and Implemented Data Sources. These relationships are inferred by the Data Model upon import, and often require the data modeller or other individual to augment those inferred relationsihps.

    Within Watson Knowledge Catalog, the next generation Data Quality, Data Governance and Catalog solution and offering, we are reviewing the total process for importing of Data Models and how such implementation relationships are either inferred or augmented.


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