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DataWorks:Business category

Last Updated:Aug 22, 2023

If the business scenario of your enterprise is complex and the volume of business data is large, you can create business categories to manage business data in an efficient manner. This topic describes how to create a business category, create a business subcategory, associate data domains with a business category, and manage data marts.

Create a business category

  1. Go to the Data Modeling page.

    Log on to the DataWorks console. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Data Modeling and Development > Data Modeling. On the page that appears, select the desired workspace from the drop-down list and click Go to Data Modeling.

  2. In the top navigation bar of the Data Modeling page, click Data Warehouse Planning.

  3. In the left-side navigation pane of the page that appears, click Business Category.

  4. Create a business category.

    1. In the Business Category pane, move the pointer over the 新建 icon and select Create Top-level Category.

    2. In the Create Top-level Category dialog box, configure the parameters. The following table describes the parameters.





      The abbreviation of the name of the business category.

      Display Name

      The display name of the business category.

      Model Reviewer

      The model reviewer.


      The owner of the business category. By default, this parameter is set to the account that is used to log on to the current workspace.


      The description of the business category. The description helps you understand the business category.

  5. Click OK. A business category is created.

    If you want to modify or delete the business category, you can right-click the display name of the business category in the Business Category pane and select Edit or Delete.


    Before you delete a business category, you must delete all associations of the business category.

Associate data domains with a business category

In the Associate Data Domains section of the details page of a business category, you can associate data domains with the business category. This way, the associated data domains are available for data modeling in this business category.设置关联数据域

Manage data marts

In the Data Mart Management section of the details page of a business category, you can view the data marts that are associated with the business category and perform operations on the data marts based on your business requirements. For example, you can modify or delete a data mart.


If you click Delete in the Actions column of a data mart, the data mart is disassociated from the business category and then deleted. Proceed with caution.


Create a business subcategory

You can create business subcategories for a top-level business category. The method that is used to create a business subcategory is the same as the method that is used to create a top-level business category.子业务分类

What to do next

After business categories are created, you can specify a business category when you create a dimension table, a fact table, an aggregate table, or an application table. You can view the associations between tables and business categories from the business data perspective on the Dimensional Modeling tab. For more information about how to create a table, see Create a logical model: dimension table, Create a logical model: fact table, Create a logical model: aggregate table, or Create a logical model: application table.