05/25/2023, 5:47 PM
Hello, Difference between
Glossary Terms
and when/how to use them is clear in the documentation. But
for say on a "column", would have business context. So, why attach a separate glossary term as well ? Can anyone here please help clarify or how you guys are using both
glossary term
features in conjunction ?


05/25/2023, 6:14 PM
Hey. From my point of view glossary term is a part of the logic model meanwhile tables/columns etc. - are the part of the physical model. So terms are defined and described by the people representing business (most defenitely with support of Data Steward). You can use terms in order to understand the meaning of the concepts used in business. Description of the elements of the physical model may be complimentary to the terms (that are linked to that elements). I mean description of the column for example may contain some information that is applicable only for the particular data source where the column is located (limitation fot the data range, some specific data format transformations etc.). At the same time description for the column that represents the same data from business stand point, but in other source/database might contain some info that is applicable for this data source (and have no meaning for the first one). Thus having a number of the data sources with information about same business concept - you still have some details that are differ from one source to another (on a physical level). And Terms being linked to those data sources are giving you the opportunity to look on the whole variety of physical elements from the business perspective in order to understand the general meaning of the data.
Hope that makes sence


05/26/2023, 5:36 AM
Thanks for the explanation @bitter-translator-92563!