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Data Resource Design by Michael Brackett

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Chapter 4

FORMAL DATA NAMES

Data names provide a formal label for all data.

The formal design of a comparate data resource begins with the development of formal data names. Every discipline has a formal way of formally naming their components, and data resource design is no different. However, for many reasons, formal names for the data resource components are sorely lacking in most organizations.

Both business professionals and data management professionals must know the formal names of data, for each component in the data resource, with respect to the business, before any design effort can be successful. The lack of formal data names virtually dooms any data resource design effort. Formal data names are required to achieve data resource ...

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