To achieve the full benefits of LANSA's centralized Repository, certain standards need to be adopted and rigorously enforced. These include:
All designers and application developers should refer to the repository for the definition of an element.
Using a centralized Repository may extend the design phase of a project but this will easily outweigh the benefits achieved during the development and maintenance phases.
Consistency in validity checking, error messages and the names used on screens and reports and provides immeasurable benefits to end users.