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Metadata is data that summarizes information about other data. In traditional BI, metadata is very structured; anytime the fields change, the metadata has to be updated as well.

However, today’s BI applications, such as Logi Info, are able to work with user-defined fields, eliminating the need for a metadata layer. Data definitions may be changed on the fly with the use of what’s called a “repeat element.” This element design allows for a more agile, flexible approach to BI report authoring.