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Creating relations btw subcategories across category schemas

Sanjay Karnam (4144) | asked Nov 09 '11, 3:48 p.m.
We have a need to map the sub-categories in a category schema to sub-categories in another category schema using the RAM Java API. For example, TMForum defines a mappings document between the categories of the telecom SID and eTOM models. If the SID and eTOM models are defined as 2 category schemas in RAM, how do you map the sub-categories in SID to the sub-catgories in eTOM schema? Other IBM products like InfoShpere Business Glossary allow you to map between hierarchies using custom attributes but we couldn't find any methods on the RAM Java API that help you map between sub-categories across category schemas.

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Gili Mendel (1.8k56) | answered Nov 10 '11, 8:23 a.m.
RAM schemas follow the reusable asset spec. It is built for faceted search. Hence there is not element mapping.

If it is a one time thing, you can bulk place both on all of these assets.

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Sanjay Karnam (4144) | answered Nov 10 '11, 9:26 a.m.
Thanks Gili! So it looks like the relationships between the category schemas can only exist (indirectly) through their relationship with assets. Is that correct? Our requirement is to have relationships between category schemas even if they are not associated with any assets. Is this possible in RAM?

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Gili Mendel (1.8k56) | answered Nov 14 '11, 9:17 a.m.
Yes, no linking in RAM between schema nodes.

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