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Where Reference Data Lists are Used

Reference data lists are used from a data governance perspective in a variety of places including definitional, quality, reporting, integration, and standards. Previously we covered what is...

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What is Reference Data

In this blog post we will cover what is reference data by giving some examples and some general guidelines. The most common use of reference data are code values or lookup values. The dropdown...

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Various Approaches for Managing Reference Data Lists

There is a potential enormous impact when a reference data list or valid value list is changed. Some changes more than others. And you need to be prepared. But, as a rule, lots of things happen if...

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Use a Consistent Approach to Include Valid Values and Reference Data in a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.   Another earlier post discussed the first component which is...

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Get Off to a Good Start When Writing a Glossary Definition

An earlier blog post summarized a method that listed 6 components to consider when writing a good business glossary definition.  Now I want to discuss the first of the six components in more...

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Managing Reference Data

We've been at this data management thing for a while now, and while much has changed over the last couple of decades, there are a few archetypes of data failure that continue to bedevil our...

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