Maintaining Semantic Type - discovery - 23.1

Spectrum Discovery Guide

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Verify
Product family
Spectrum
Product
Spectrum > Discovery
Version
23.1
Language
English
Product name
Spectrum Discovery
Title
Spectrum Discovery Guide
Topic type
How Do I
Reference
Overview
First publish date
2007
ft:lastEdition
2024-02-07
ft:lastPublication
2024-02-07T17:21:58.768552

You can add a new semantic type to the business glossary, modify details of an existing semantic type, or delete it using the icons in the Semantic Type tab of the Define Glossary page.

Semantic types are useful in describing what information a data is representing. For example, a field with integer data type might be semantically representing a currency. Similarly, string data type might be semantically a city name.

The semantic types help you in these activities:
  • They act as a data type in defining the glossary entities
  • Semantic types improve data discovery
  • Using semantic types, you can define additional set of profiling rules.