Business Glossary in Dataedo

Applies to: Dataedo 24.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 10.x, 23.x

This feature is available in Enterprise edition from version 7.4.

Dataedo has built-in business glossary module - glossary of business terms, their definitions, relationships between each other and mapping to data assets elements.


Dataedo metadata repository holds business terms in glossaries visible on the same level as databases. Repository can hold multiple glossaries.

Business terms

Each term has following attributes:

  • Title
  • Description
  • Custom fields

Types of terms

Dataedo allows creating different types of "terms":

  • Term
  • Category
  • Policy
  • Rule

Admins can add different types of terms in glossary_term_types table in Dataedo repository database.

The only difference in different types of terms are labels and icons.

Hierarchy of terms

Terms in glossary can form a hierarchy.

Custom fields

Glossary terms, like other data catalog element, can have defined custom fields.

Term relationships

User can define relationships between terms. Each relationship has following attributes:

  • Relationship type - from the predefined dictionary of types
  • A direction
  • User comments



Linking to data assets

One of the key benefits from using Dataedo Business Glossary is the ability to link glossary terms with data assets - tables and columns.


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