Modules: Code Data Management (CDM) V1.1 Released

Posted by: chippyashon 2005/4/29 10:46:25 4880 reads V1.1 of CDM has been released.

Most business systems (and many non-business ones) rely on codes to codify data in their databases. You can think of common ones such as country codes, currency codes etc. This is such a common task that a way of handling all code requirements within a set of applications that make up a business system is seen as desirable and efficient. In large organisations a function of IT may be to maintain a core set of codes used by the rest of the organisation so that strict integrity can be maintained between different applications. It does not make sense for two applications wanting to use currency codes for instance to use two different sets which may or may not be the same sets.



What does it do?
CDM provides the following functionality;
* Provides a central repository for all codes that may be used in one or more Xoops applications
* Provides central management of code data utilising Xoops group authority mechanisms
* Provides a program API based on xoopsObject that can easily extended for additional application functionality

V1.1 adds the ability to store user (programmer) defineable parameters with a code that can then be used to drive processes in the application.