You can add metadata about datasets, tables, and fields within tables to SuperWEB2. Once the metadata is set up, end users can click the links in the SuperWEB2 interface to read the additional information about the data they are working with.
Metadata links are available in SuperWEB2's Table View mode, for any fields that have been added to the table. The links are denoted by theicon:
It is also possible to configure SuperWEB2 to show metadata icons in the field list:
There are two options you can choose between for configuring metadata in SuperWEB2: static HTML pages or a metadata repository stored in an external relational database.
Option 1: Static HTML Pages
With this method, you create static HTML pages for each dataset and field. When a user clicks theicon, the HTML page is displayed in a new browser tab or window.
Option 2: Using a Database Metadata Repository
With this method, you create a database containing metadata descriptions for each field. When a user clicks theicon, the details are retrieved from the database.