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Use and design of an active data dictionary for local validation of input data.

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Authors
Dibona, Robert M.
Subjects
Data Dictionary
Data Integrity
Advisors
Date of Issue
1991-09
Date
March 1985
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis addresses the problem of small user groups being forced to use input data collected and processel by sources outside their span of control. Specifically, the use of an active data dictionary to locally validate such input data is examined. The thesis proceeds from a general review of data validation techniques and criteria, through an examination of data dictionaries, to an illustration cf how an active data dictionary can be configured to act as a "data filter" for input data. Key initial planning and design steps are set forth, including requirements analysis, data definition, and initial logical design. A checklist of questions to answer during each of these activities is included. The concepts discussed in the paper are then applied to a specific case (DCSPLANS Branch, a.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, VA) resulting in a "data filter" structure diagram that is tailored to the DCSPLANS' environment and their unique validation needs.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
50 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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