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Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures by Craig S. Mullins

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Chapter 21. Metadata Management

In addition to managing data, DBAs need to be able to manage and control the definition of the data elements used in databases. Without an understanding of the structure, limitations, definition, and description of data, it is likely that data will be misinterpreted or misused. Furthermore, data that is not well defined can cause database integrity problems.

What Is Metadata?

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