Accession Number : ADA309942

Title :   Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Procedures Manual. Data Element Dictionary. Volume 12.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS SERVICES CENTER BATTLE CREEK MI

PDF Url : ADA309942

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 944

Abstract : This is one of the volumes (see backside of cover for listing) which comprise the FLIS Procedures Manual. It is published under the authority of Department of Defense Directive 4l00.39-M. Federal Logistics System (FLIS). Under the Defense Integrated Data System (DIDS, all data was input toe the DLSC Total Item Record (TIR using coding defined by Data Record Numbers (DRN's) and stored in limited arrangements. Characteristic/user data was input to, stored and retrieved from 'tables' known as 'DIDS Segments'. Formal programs bad to be developed for each data input or extract from this system. Only the programming staff knew where the information was stored and how to get to it. The modernized system was eight years in development, todays physical relational data base was derived from the Logical Data Model provided to the contractor. Data in the modernized system continues to be stored using coding defined by DRN's, which can be viewed as groups of DB2 Elements. With minor exceptions, most data remalus unchanged, but some DRN's have been expanded and split to allow greater flexibility in data storage and retrieval. i.e., for example, FSC 5865 for old DRN 3990 (ASGD-FSC) is now stored as DRN 3994 (ASGD-FSG)(58) and DRN 3996 (ASGD-FSC-WI-FSG) (65). Other changes include replacing the limited number of TIR segments by grouping DB2 data elements into approximately 1000 relational table groups. Each grouping of relational data has an assigned group table name and group table number. DB2 Elements are used to link to and extract other unique data stored under a different Group Table Name.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, DATA PROCESSING, INPUT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MODELS, CODING, LOGISTICS, USER NEEDS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, TABLES(DATA), INSTRUCTION MANUALS, DICTIONARIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE