Reference data defines a set of permissible values to be used by other data fields, particularly in cases where values are widely re-used or widely referenced.  Data managers at the University offer several reference data sets for institutional data users.

Internal reference data (managed by University staff)

  • Building names
  • Department codes
  • Division codes
  • Financial Aid Fund codes
  • Tuition codes

External reference data (managed by third party experts)

  • Company names – Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number
  • Geographic locations – UN/LOCODE

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See the Wikipedia entry for Reference Data for more information on this data management concept.