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Archive | December, 2011

Data Quality: Objective or Subjective?

Data quality cannot be looked at and defined objectively unless you know the context in which it is to be applied, i.e. the Business Functions the data is meant to support. All other definitions are subjective and, as such, prevent Data Quality being achieved.

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Logical Data Model for Customer & Supplier

The logical data model below shows the data structure needed to support Customer, Supplier and Employee.  Pardoxically, none of these appear as an enitity on model! How can that be? There is a very good reason for this, which is that Supplier, Customer and Employee are all deriveable data entities and, as such, ought NEVER […]

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