The data dictionary is the critical component that allows the BASIS
ODBC Driver to understand the structure of your data. Each BASIS Data
Dictionary represents a BASIS ODBC Driver data source.
Data dictionaries are organized, formal descriptions of data files that store physical and logical file attributes. The BASIS Data Dictionary is a powerful tool that holds a central description for tables in a database. It is used to describe the characteristics of one or more BBx files; PRO/5, Visual PRO/5, or BBj.
Currently, there are three different ways to create and modify a BASIS Data Dictionary.
Enterprise Manager offers BBjServices configuration as well as access to the latest BBj database features such as Triggers and Stored Procedures.
BASIS IDE offers a single environment for writing all BBx application code including BBj, viewing contents of data files, and making modifications to data dictionaries.
DDBuilder offers a fully functional graphical data dictionary utility that completely supports all the features available in BBj SQL, including views. DDBuilder lets developers exploit the power and convenience of a data dictionary without having to spend time and resources creating a custom data dictionary utility. DDBuilder is included in this distribution when selecting a full installation.