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IBM DB2 Web Query for i Version 2.1 Implementation Guide by Hernando Bedoya, Yu Zhu, Yu Zhe Zhi, Yu Yu Wang, Septia Sukariningrum, Simona Pacchiarini, Doug Mack, Hector Gongora, Kei Fujii, Rick Flagler, Gene Cobb, Theo Bar, Robert Andrews

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Defining metadata
This chapter explains what metadata is and why you should consider it as an advantageous feature, something that can reduce the complexity of your query and reporting environment and make life easier for your report developers.
Before you can create a single report or graph in DB2 Web Query, you must create metadata (also known as synonyms) over the data source. The metadata requirement of the DB2 Web Query product may be foreign to you. Many IBM i customers are simply not accustomed to working with a product that requires metadata ...

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