Thursday, January 02, 2014

Baseline Conceptual Models: Calendar Model

Calendar Model:  Calendars are ubiquitous and required by any society.  Usually there are two calendars for a medium-to-large business: Gregorian and Fiscal.  This model should allow a business to create any type of calendar including Gregorian, Fiscal, Chinese, Hindu, Hebrew, or Astrological.   It does dictate that you should always have a year, month, week, and day concepts with an optional quarterly concept. 

Note 1: The Quarter concept could be based on a 13 week cycle(52/4) for each year or could be based on 3 month cycle (12/4) for each year.

Note 2: The Reserved Name Space is pretty straight forward as it represents for any type of calendar the names for each month and the names for each day of the week.  But the year name space may sound weird until you think of Chinese or astrological calendars in which the year name of a name of a constellation.  Example:  Year of the Dragon.       

Please see (Baseline Conceptual Models Commentary) for further details on what conceptual models are to be used for.

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