Setting Your Workspace

Data Builder lets you set your workspace as part of the Data Inventory process. You must specify your workspace to organize and sort data on the basis of a logical model.

Note: If you have already set your workspace for your sequential files environment, you do not need to perform this exercise. Both DB2 and sequential file data stores share the same workspace for this sample tutorial.
  1. From Data Builder, open the Work with Machine IDs window (click or access it through Environment > Work with Machine IDs) to create a new Machine ID.
  2. Click New.
  3. Specify your name as the name of the machine ID in the Machine ID box. For this tutorial, type: DATAEXPRES.
  4. Type a description of your machine ID in the Description box. For this tutorial, type: DEMO ENVIRONMENT.
  5. Specify additional information if appropriate. For this tutorial, the additional fields have been left blank. Click Apply.
  6. Click OK to save your specification and to close the window.
  7. From Data Builder, open the Work with Companies window (click or access it through Environment > Work with Companies) to create a new company code.
  8. Click New.
  9. Select the DATAEXPRES Machine ID you just created.
  10. Specify DEMO as the name of your company code in the Company Code box.
  11. In the Company Description box, type: DX GETTING STARTED GUIDE.
  12. By default, the Life Cycle is activated. Leave this box selected.
  13. By default, the Is a Backup Company checkbox is not selected. Leave this box unselected.

    During the definition of a company, the backup company associated with it can also be defined. A Backup Company is useful when all the information concerning the files that undergo the Life Cycle procedure needs to be preserved.

    Note: Only one version for each file is stored in the backup company.
  14. Click Apply. The company you just created appears in the List of Companies.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Continue to the next section.