Maintaining Semantic Type

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.