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Data Quality - Dictionaries?


I am very new to DQ - I am working on Data Services 3.2 and have installed the Cleansing Package on top of it using Repository Manager.

My cleansing package is installed on the core repo and I have established connection to this repo in Dictionaries menu. I am looking for a place where I can view the data which belongs to this dictionary. I may be wrong but my interpretation is that Business OBjects has provided an out of the box data - so I should be able to find a name common "John" in there - is my interpretation incorrect?

Or do we need to create a custom dictionary with all these common names on our own - in that case, what does cleansing package offer?



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    Posted on Sep 08, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Hi Dev

    I'm not sure, what exactly you mean, but if you have successfully connected to your dictionary repository and you also have created the appropriate cleansing data in your Repository Manager, then you can search for dictionary entries in 'Dictionary->Serach...' and view dictionary entries in e.g. 'Dictionary->Universal Data Cleanse->Edit Classification'.

    The data cleansing package indeed provides predifined data for names, titles etc.



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  • Posted on Sep 08, 2010 at 02:31 PM


    Yes, the base Cleansing Package (CP) dictionaries will contain out of the box entries for names, firms and title type data by default based on the language pack you install.

    As mentioned by Jorg, you can access the information contained in the CP from inside Data Services Designer by accessing Dictionary > Search and entering a term you want to search for. The query will return the attributes that are preconfigured for the value entered.

    You can then modify those classifications/standards if your business rules require a different handling of that piece of data.

    You can do fuzzy searches by choosing to query based on 'Starts with', 'Ends with', or 'Contains' operand instead of 'Exact match'. The returned list of entries will be limited to a maximum of 1000 entries at a time. You can further limit the query to a specific classifications, e.g. Name_Strong_Given_Name.

    You cannot 'dump' a listing of everything in the directory with one query, if that is what you were hoping for.

    Hope this answers your question.



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    Posted on Sep 08, 2010 at 03:27 PM

    Thanks guys - strangely I had to create new repo for cleansing and then connect to it using DS Designer. Earlier I tried to load the cleansing package and things seemed to work but I could not find any records which had been loaded.

    Using a separate repo, I can see everything.

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