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Data Model Scorecard: Applying the Industry Standard on Data Model Quality by Steve Hoberman

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Chapter 13 Category Ten: Data How well does the metadata match the data?

The “Data” category determines how well the attributes and their rules match reality. Does the attribute Customer Last Name really contain the customer’s last name, for example? This Data category is designed to reduce surprises and help ensure the structures on the model match the data these structures will be holding.

Category Expectations

This section contains a subset of what to look for to grade the Data category.

Check for evidence that data profiling has been done.

On a logical or physical data model, I try to find out whether the modeler has seen the ...

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