Open List of Values

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈoʊpən lɪst ʌv ˈvæljuz/

Acronym

Open LOV

Definition

Schema metadata indicating the possible fill data for an attribute which can be added to without restriction.

Unlike a restricted list of values, more words or phrases can be used to fill the value for an attribute with an Open List of Values at any time. This makes the attribute more flexible and quick to fill in but it can also lead to messy or inconsistent data.

Category

Metadata, Schema

Related Terms

List of Values, Restricted List of Values, Schema, Metadata

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