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Database Profiling

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Database Profiling - Database Profiling is the process of analyzing a database to determine its structure and internal relationships: 

- the tables used, their keys and number of rows

- the columns used and the number of rows with a value

- relationships between tables 

- columns copied or derived from other columns

Database Profiling can also include analysis of:

- tables and columns used by different applications

- how tables and columns are populated and changed

- the importance of different tables and columns

Database profiling can be useful when planning and managing

data conversion and data cleanup projects.

Database profiling can be an initial step in defining a

Data Quality Domain, which is used in Data Quality Profiling.

Brian Marshall, 19 April 2010 08:44:07, External







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