Date: Sat, 19 Nov 1994 17:10:15 PST From: "CAVEMAN -- San Bernardino, Calif. USA" Subject: Re: metadata Metadata is a term used in database systems design. Metadata is, for example, the data describing your database -- the data dictionary. It is, as Allen Metcalf pointed out, data about data. If anyone wants a detailed explanation of metadata and what in means in real life -- you ALL probably use it (indirectly) without realizing so -- feel free to contact me personally and I'll give a short tutorial. (I give short tutorials to people on CARR-L (Computer Aided Reporting and Research) all the time.) Hope this helps some. I missed the original question, so excuse me if this is a redunudant answer. Chuck Coker Computer-Guy-That-Lurks-On-ADS CJCoker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSUPomona.Edu