Definition of relationship criteria

The Data Subset Extraction module automatically identifies all the data stores associated with a related class and includes them in specific subsets. The procedure lets you indicate related classes, which identify the subsets containing all the files associated with one of the identified classes. To subset the data, a filter is applied based on a list/range of values so that all data stores can be automatically copied according to the specified criteria.

Files correlating to those previously filtered may be included in this last subset. These data stores can contain independent information items and, therefore, be integrally copied to maintain the integrity of data. They can also contain strictly correlated information items, such as additional data or document details. Their integral copy will not ensure that data is integrally maintained; that is, the system will include information whose primary origin has not been maintained.

To define the relationship criteria:

  1. Click Next to go to the next screen.
  2. One or more classes related to each class selected as a primary extraction step can be indicated. The primary extraction criteria is listed in the Selection class field.
  3. Choose the appropriate class in the field Selection class and use Add to relate additional classes in the Other Class list.

    The Data Subset Extraction module automatically extracts all the environment files containing the related classes and inserts them in a further elaboration step.

  4. Click Finish. The Create Method window is displayed.
  5. If required, modify the recommended path where method information will be stored locally, and click Start.
  6. Click OK in the Generating files list window to open the Work with Method area.
  7. Complete the method by confirming it and by cataloging data stores into elaboration steps in the Work with Method area. For more information, see Work with Method.