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
To get a list of any reference data sets, use the button to request discussion.Request Discussion
See the Wikipedia entry for Reference Data for more information on this data management concept.