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That functionality is really in the registry interface - and is a designer
support functionality - to return potential candidate content fields - as you
are creating the CAM template in the first place.
If I look at something like OAGi BODs and search in their data dictionary on
'date' 'billing' - I probably get about 10 or 15 hits, and then I need to
decide which one - by looking at the semantics around each - is best suited to
my purpose, etc.
Seems like we are straying now into design-time v run-time.
Ooops - it must be Friday afternoon again!
Quoting "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG>:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Here's how VAM works in CAM right now. We have a simple
> > precedence sequence.
> > Again - in order to remain sane - and to allow implementers
> > of CAM engines and writers of CAM templates - to do stuff
> > that does not require Teraflops of processing power or
> > excessive tearing of hair out!
> > Anyway - the VAM is this - base rules are those in-line rules
> > embedded into structure members, (or included via an included
> > structure). These are overridden by any rules that match the
> > same XPath target(s) that are declared in the the
> > <BusinessContext> section of the template. Third - the
> > <ContentReference> section provides default rules (typically
> > retrieved from the central registry, but can be in-lined too)
> > - that provide rules if neither the structure or context
> > section provides any. Last but not least there is the
> > <DataValidation> section - this is mostly for external calls
> > to webservices - and so again - anything failing these checks
> > will be rejected with an appropriate error - this section is
> > optional though - an intended for backend internal
> > integration needs against the actual data content - rather
> > than structural checks.
> I don't really view that as VAM, more like a default fallback mechanism.
> <warning type="weak example"/>
> The VAM I want would to something like understand that a researcher can
> query on birth date and disease and get back a randomized patient
> identifier, but the same query will fail if it contains a geographic
> identifier since the population of patients (for the given disease) is
> so small that including both restrictions will allow the researcher to
> uniquely identify the patient.
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