O'Reilly logo

Principles of Data Management - Facilitating information sharing Second edition by Keith Gordon

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

5 DATA DEFINITION AND NAMING

Developing data definitions that can be used as corporate standards is seen by many as the primary role of the data administrator. Data definitions should be developed using conventions or guidelines that specify what constitutes a data definition and how the names of data ‘objects’ are to be formed. This chapter introduces definition and naming concepts applicable to structured data that is to be implemented using a relational database management system.

THE ELEMENTS OF A DATA DEFINITION

Guidelines are essential to ensure that each data object – entity type, attribute, relationship, table, column and so on – is documented to a particular standard. This standard must provide the minimum acceptable level of descriptive ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required