View MODAF:OV-7 Information Model View



The OV-7 Operational Information Model View is part of the MODAF Operational Viewpoint and one of the 47 MODAF views*.

Version & Date

Version 1.2.004.

* =  changed at 1.2.004

+ =  new at 1.2.004

The change history is derived from the definition of each MODAF view within the The MODAF Operational Viewpoint viewpoint defining document from

See MODAF Release History.


From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint p43:

The OV-7 Information Model addresses the information perspective on an operational architecture.

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From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint p43:

The OV-7 is used to document the business information requirements of the enterprise. It describes the information that is associated with the information exchanges specified in OV-3, Information Exchange Matrix.

An OV-7 defines a logical data model consisting of entities, attributes and relationships. The entities in the model define the structure of information elements that are exchanged between nodes.

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From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint p44:

The OV-7 describes the logical data model for the architecture. It provides a definition of information types (entities), their attributes or characteristics, and their interrelationships.

OV-7 defines each kind of information class associated with the architecture domain, mission, or business as its own entity, with its associated attributes and relationships. These entity definitions specify the structure of OV-3 information.

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Data Objects*

From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint p43:

The data in an OV-7 can include:

  • Logical Data Model+
  • Entity
  • Attribute+
  • Entity Relationship+


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Note that an Entity within an OV-7 may define the structure of an Information Element in an OV-3, Operational Information Exchange Matrix.

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From The MODAF Operational Viewpoint p43:

  • Entity-Relationship diagram (e.g. IDEF1X)
  • UML class diagram

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Configuration History

  • 1.2.004 adds Logical Data Model, Attribute and Entity Relationship to data objects.


Strictly speaking it isn’t documenting the information exchange requirements for the Enterprise as this view only includes operational viewpoint elements Node. It does not include Whole Life Enterprise or Enterprise Phase which it would need to show the relationship with in order to do so.


Other Frameworks

See also:

Category:Framework -> View
Category:MODAF -> View



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