Representing Data with Synonyms

ChangeMan ZMF data (on packages, servers, subsystems, etc.) is aggregated into tables within several synonyms in WebFOCUS Developer Studio. The Serena Dashboard metrics can then draw from these synonyms as needed. These synonyms are collections of tables that represent data as it is exposed via its XML API. 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 ZMF; 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.