Automatic generation of data merging program codes.

HYENSOOK, Kim, OUSSENA, Samia, ZHANG, Ying and CLARK, Tony (2010). Automatic generation of data merging program codes. In: CORDEIRO, Jose, (ed.) ICSOFT 2010 - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, Athens, Greece, July 22-24, 2010. SciTePress, 179-186.

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Data merging is an essential part of ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) processes to build a data warehouse system. To avoid rewheeling merging techniques, we propose a Data Merging Meta-model (DMM) and its transformation into executable program codes in the manner of model driven engineering. DMM allows defining relationships of different model entities and their merging types in conceptual level. Our formalized transformation described using ATL (ATLAS Transformation Language) enables automatic generation of PL/SQL packages to execute data merging in commercial ETL tools. With this approach data warehouse engineers can be relieved from the burden of repetitive complex script coding and the pain of maintaining consistency of design and implementation.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 16:21

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