Table of contents
- The Problem
- The Users
existing Master Data Management application could merge
records with mistakes, such as misspelled names, and figure out the
The next step was to enhance the application by allowing
users to define connections between these records in different
'domains' or groupings, such as a company domain and a
Distinct connections would need
to be supported.
For the first release we concentrated on:
- Many to many
Relationships between two different domains
of records in a single domain.
- Defines connections between
domains and the associated attributes of that connection.
A sophisticated user with years of
computer experience. The user
primarily uses the web portion of the GUI to make quick updates and
maintain existing connections.
- Data Manager
- Examines and maintains connections. Once a template
connection has been defined this user can examine and maintain the
records in a connection.
User is comfortable with computers including using trees.
Visualiing relationships to a single record was the most difficult
challenge. The user also needed to reassign records in a
relationship and drill down from child records.
screen shows the relationships and details about the records in a
relationship. Prior to this screen the user would
have selected the record of interest. A user can view details
records in a relationship and view/update
from this screen.
The top portion of the screen uses a simplified brain map of
the relationship model.
The brain map both allows users to visualize the
relationships and acts as a
the mock-up was handed over to an artist the look and feel was updated
as follows. I especially like the toggle button between the
summary view and the details view.
library, DoJo was used to
implement the screens.
I was pleased with
the look and feel as well as with how smoothly the resizes worked.
The application was an
Open Source application. To learn more, click:
Multi-Domain Manager Future Ideas
- Best viewed using Firefox 3 and above.
- I am unsure how long the link to the Mural
site will be valid.