Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates making updates to a data model, wherein the data model is associated with data items stored in a relational database system. In particular, updates to the data model are automatically propagated to the relational database system so that the structure of the relational database system remains consistent with the data model. This is accomplished by automatically executing queries corresponding to the updates against the relational database system. For example, changes to fields and/or tables in the data model can be automatically propagated to a relational database system by executing “Create,” “Drop,” “Alter,” and/or “Add” statements against corresponding fields and/or tables in the relational database system.
Abstract: In general, in one aspect the invention relates to a method and system for managing data. The method and system involves identifying for a first user at least one record of a plurality of records, generating a user interface which displays a data field associated with the at least one record in a grid format, receiving from a second user, subsequent to generating the first user interface, a first desired modification of the data field, receiving from the first user a second desired modification of the data field, triggering a conflict resolution process, wherein the conflict resolution process involves choosing a chosen modification from the first desired modification and the second desired modification, and saving the chosen modification in the data field.