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E1: DD: Overview of EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary (Doc ID 1267422.1)

Last updated on MAY 20, 2021

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version SP24 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides an overview of the EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary.


The EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary is used to create or modify Data Dictionary items for use in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. Data Dictionary items not only define and describe data, but they also can trigger the runtime engine to react or process in certain ways by nature of their types. Furthermore, online help, error messages, term substitutions for different industries, and translations are all tied to Data Dictionary items.

Just as a dictionary contains word definitions, the EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary is a central repository that contains all of the database data items that are used in all of the EnterpriseOne applications. Each data item in the dictionary is defined by a number of attributes that describe parameters such as the data type, data length, and so forth. The system performs automatic error checking against these parameters when users enter values during runtime.

Additionally, data dictionary item attributes define how the data dictionary item should appear when placed on a form or report, including its title and whether to display default values. Also, all data dictionary items have an associated glossary in which you can enter text. If the data dictionary item is included on a form, this text appears when the user presses F1 of uses the Item Help option. The system also displays the glossary text under certain circumstances, such as for the content of an error message.


This document is intended for the System Administrator who is responsible for maintaining the Data Dictionary and troubleshooting Data Dictionary issues. 


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In this Document
 Defining a Data Dictionary Item
 Changes to Standard EnterpriseOne Data Items
 Data Dictionary Triggers
 Data Dictionary Tables
 Deploying Data Dictionary
 Data Dictionary Reports
 Diagnosing Data Dictionary Issues
 Finding Character Data Item Changes
 Determining Data Items that have been Modified
 Comparing the Values of Data Items in the Data Dictionary Primary Tables and Spec Tables

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