Information Builders products provide
a flexible data description language, which you can use with many
types of data sources, including:
such as DB2, Oracle, Sybase, and Teradata.
such as IMS, FOCUS, and XFOCUS.
- Network, such
- Indexed, such
as ISAM and VSAM.
both fixed-format and free-format.
such as Essbase.
You can also use the data description
language and related facilities to:
- Join different
types of data sources to create a temporary structure from which
your request can read or write.
- Define a subset
of fields or columns to be available to users.
- Logically rearrange
a data source to access the data in a different order.