Representing Data with Synonyms

This data is aggregated into tables within several synonyms in WebFOCUS Developer Studio that the metrics can draw from as needed. These synonyms are collections of tables that represent data as it is stored in the database tables in Business Manager, Dimensions RM, and other data sources. All of the out-of-the-box metrics included with Serena Dashboard draw data from these synonyms. By using these synonyms, you do not need to interact directly with the databases for the data sources; the synonyms do the work of mapping metrics to the source data without requiring advanced knowledge of the source database schemas. For more on this, please see Understanding Synonyms.