06212524 is referenced by 162 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method of generating a datamart is described. The datamart includes tables having rows and columns. The method comprises accessing a description of a schema. The schema defines the relationships between the tables and columns. The description further defines how data is to be manipulated and used to populate the tables in the datamart. That is, the description defines the semantic meaning of the data. The description is further used to create a set of commands to create the tables. The commands are executed causing the creation of the tables. Importantly, when the semantic meaning is associated with the column and rows, programs for manipulating and propagating data into those columns and rows are automatically defined. Previously, consultants would have to hand code the creation, manipulation, and population programs for a datamart. Thus, the amount of work required to create and populate the datamart is significantly reduced.

Title
Method and apparatus for creating and populating a datamart
Application Number
9/73752
Publication Number
6212524 (B1)
Application Date
May 6, 1998
Publication Date
April 3, 2001
Inventor
Lynn Randolph Slater Jr
Fremont
CA, US
Gregory Vincent Walsh
Cupertino
CA, US
Craig David Weissman
Belmont
CA, US
Agent
Skjerven Morrill MacPherson
US
Agent
Fabio E Marino
US
Assignee
E piphany
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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