Reference Data

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈrɛfərəns ˈdeɪtə/

Definition

The data which helps to standardize and measure other values. Reference data can include units of measurement, calendars, fixed conversion rates, and country codes.

Reference data helps to standardize and organize information. For that reason, correct and up to date Reference Data is important for maintaining good data quality. This type of data can be managed as part of a PIM or Master Data Management system, or manages separately in a Reference Data Management system.

Category

Data Governance

Related Terms

Unit of Measure

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