There are a variety of ways to import new Terms into the InfoSphere Busines Glossary. One of these, for initial loads, is to use an XML import. The XML format is fairly easy to produce (a sample is provided with the Business Glossary and can be found at your Information Server Web Console)
The attached DataStage Server Job illustrates how to load new Terms and Attributes from some external structure. In this example I use a simple sequential file, but if you look at the Job you will see that it can easily be adapted to any source, or simply write another Job to go from your source to a target that reflects the sample terms I’ve provided below.
This was tested in 8.0, although has since been modified for use with 8.1. I’m not sure how well it will import into 8.0. The terms and attributes are very simplistic and use a hockey theme, just to keep things simple and allow for discussion. The code is an example for instructional purposes only. Please let me know if you have any questions or run into problems.
(I hope you can make use of these. Seems the blog has changed and won’t allow me to upload .txt files. I’ve tried putting all the content in “notes pages” of .ppt. You’ll need to download and then open the .ppt [one of only a few file types allowed here] and then see if you can cut and paste the sample .txt file, sample xml, and .dsx.).