Reference Data in Dataedo

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


Reference Data was first introduced in Dataedo 10.4. It is otherwise known as lookups, dictionaries, enums, values, and codes. It allows for:

  • describing values existing in columns - Dataedo will show you what values can be found in linked columns and what they mean
  • showing possible values for your Business Glossary term - besides the usual term definition you will get possible values that represent that term in your data

Good to know:

  • Lookups exist on the Database Level. If you wish, you can create a Manual Database to store your lookups in a single place.
  • Wherever you would like to keep them, you can use lookups in every database documentation in your repository.
  • Each column can be linked to one Lookup, but one Lookup may have links to many columns.

Lookup View

The folder with Lookups (2) is stored in Database (1) documentation. Selecting any Lookup (Currencies in example (3)) will display its details view (4).

Image title

Lookup Values

Lookup Values are divided into 3 different logical groups represented by individual tabs:

  • Values (1) - values that were added manually by the editor and values loaded from columns linked to Lookup that were accepted by the editor.
  • Values For Review (2) – values fetched from linked columns that need to be reviewed and accepted. These values are not considered in exporting and searching.
  • Rejected Values (3) – values marked as invalid. Rejected values go with Map to parameter which is a suggestion what is the correct value of the rejected one. These values are not considered in exporting.
  • All Values (4) shows all values from groups listed above in one place.

Dataedo will not modify data in your source database automatically. Values stored in Dataedo are for informational purposes only.

Image title

Found issue with this article? Comment below
Comments are only visible when the visitor has consented to statistics cookies. To see and add comments please accept statistics cookies.
There are no comments. Click here to write the first comment.