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data_concept:data_element

Data element

Definition

Data element is a characteristic of an entity type.

Synonyms

  • Attribute
  • Field
  • Column
  • Property

Notes

Another definition is: A data element (DE) is a unit of data that is considered in context to be indivisible (ISO 11179:2015). However, this may also indicate a data item.

A data element is specified by its name, definition, classification and format.

Relations

Data elementis parent ofcritical data element
Data elementis parent ofprimary key
Data elementis parent offoreign key
Data elementconsists ofdata items
Data element is specified bydata element specification

Examples

Examples of data elements are:

  • Employee name
  • Employee date of birth
  • Employee function name

Reference

data_concept/data_element.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/17 16:05 by peter