troubleshooting Question

what is metadata used for?

Avatar of ipjyo
ipjyoFlag for United States of America asked on
Web ApplicationsWeb Languages and StandardsWeb Development
1 Comment1 Solution1036 ViewsLast Modified:
Could anybody please clarify me what is metadata used for?
In my project, we have an existing metadata which is maintained in excel sheets and contain several fields like TableName, ColumnName, DisplayName, IsRequired, FilterValue,DependentTableName etc.
The front-end is ASP and backend is SQL Server.  I understood that the metadata is describing the data and relations between the data. But I dont understand why do we need to maintain this metadata? what is the main purpose of this? And in the same excel file, we also have another sheet named "Script" which contains "Create Script" and "Execute Script" .
I appreciate your clarifications!
Thank you!
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros