Metadata Properties Reference
This section contains the Metadata Properties Reference.
The table below shows the properties that are provided with Pentaho Metadata Editor.
|Name*||This property describes the display name for the business object||General||Alphanumeric|
|Description*||A descriptive text entry describing the business object||General||Alphanumeric|
|Comments*||Additional comments regarding the business object.||General||Alphanumeric|
|Security Information||Security rules for granting/restricting access to the business object||General||Determined by security widget; see Adding Security|
|Font||The font properties to apply to this business object||Formatting||Determined by selections in the font dialog box|
|Color of Text||The foreground or text color for the business object||Formatting||Determined by selections in the color dialog box|
|Text Alignment||The text alignment for the business object||Formatting||Left | Right | Centered | Justified|
|Background color||The background color for the business object||Formatting||Determined by selections in the color dialog box|
|Relative Size||This property is normally associated with business tables and is used to calculate join paths. The sum of all table relative sizes in a path are calculated when deciding on a multi-table join and the multi-table join with the smallest summed value is used for the join path.||Formatting||Numeric|
|Aggregation Rule||Determines the method of aggregating the data from this business object||Model Descriptors||None | Sum | Count | Distinct Count | Minimum | Maximum|
|Data Type||Data type for this business object||Model Descriptors||Unknown | String | Date | Boolean | Numeric | Binary | Image | URL + Length and Precision (Integers)|
|Field Type||The type or relationship purpose this field serves||Model Descriptors||Other | Dimension | Fact | Key | Attribute|
|Table Type||Table type is used to automatically determine relationship types with other tables. For instance, if a Fact table is joined with a Dimension table, this is normally an N to 1 relationship||Model Descriptors||Other | Dimension | Fact|
|Formula||This property allows you to create a calculation defining the business object. See Pentaho Metadata Formulas for more information.||Calculation||Alphanumeric|
|Is the Formula Exact?||
Determines whether the formula entered in the Value field in the Formula section is parsed by the Metadata Editor or if it is sent exactly as entered to the database.
|Column Width||The width of the column as represented for display||Miscellaneous||Pixels | Percent of Page Width | Inches | Centimeters | Points ) + Integer|
|Hidden For the User?||Hides the object from being displayed in the Business View of the model||Miscellaneous||Boolean|
|Mask for Number or Date||The format mask to use when the data for this object is displayed. For dates, the format follows the date/time patterns for a Java SimpleDateFormat format mask. For numbers, the pattern should follow the Java DecimalFormat format mask.||Miscellaneous||Alphanumeric|
|Target Schema||Defines the database schema to use when querying the business object||Miscellaneous||Alphanumeric|
|Target Table||Defines the physical database table from which the business object is defined||Miscellaneous||Alphanumeric|