This project contains a flexible metadata, data and configuration information store. Anyone can use it but it was designed for use within the Pentaho software stack.
The "meta-model" is simple and very generic. The top level entry is always a namespace. The namespace can be used by non-Pentaho companies to store their own information separate from anyone else.
The next level in the meta-model is an Element Type. A very generic name was chosen on purpose to reflect the fact that you can store just about anything. The element is at this point in time nothing more than a simple placeholder: an ID, a name and a description.
Finally, each element type can have a series of Elements.
Each element has an ID and a set of key/value pairs (called "id" and "value") as child attributes. All attributes can have children of their own. An element has security information: an owner and a set of owner-permissions describing who has which permission to use the element. (CRUD permissions)
- Element Type
How to build
metastore uses the maven framework.
Pre-requisites for building the project:
- Maven, version 3+
- Java JDK 1.8
- This settings.xml in your /.m2 directory
This is a maven project, and to build it use the following command
$ mvn clean install
Optionally you can specify -Drelease to trigger obfuscation and/or uglification (as needed)
Optionally you can specify -Dmaven.test.skip=true to skip the tests (even though you shouldn't as you know)
The build result will be a Pentaho package located in
Running the tests
This will run all unit tests in the project (and sub-modules). To run integration tests as well, see Integration Tests below.
$ mvn test
If you want to remote debug a single java unit test (default port is 5005):
$ cd core $ mvn test -Dtest=<<YourTest>> -Dmaven.surefire.debug
In addition to the unit tests, there are integration tests that test cross-module operation. This will run the integration tests.
$ mvn verify -DrunITs
To run a single integration test:
$ mvn verify -DrunITs -Dit.test=<<YourIT>>
To run a single integration test in debug mode (for remote debugging in an IDE) on the default port of 5005:
$ mvn verify -DrunITs -Dit.test=<<YourIT>> -Dmaven.failsafe.debug
To skip test
$ mvn clean install -DskipTests
To get log as text file
$ mvn clean install test >log.txt
- Don't use IntelliJ's built-in maven. Make it use the same one you use from the commandline.
- Project Preferences -> Build, Execution, Deployment -> Build Tools -> Maven ==> Maven home directory