A data domain describes the data values that can represent a single type of business information in a column. Use data domains to determine the type of information in a column and to find information of a specified type in a column. The accelerators include data domains for a range of information types, including Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, and job titles.
For example, a database table might contain Social Security numbers in a Comments column that any user can read. You must identify the records that contain the Social Security numbers and delete or move the Social Security numbers. You add the
data domain to a profile, and you run the profile on the Comments column.
You can assign a data domain to one or more data domain groups. Use the data domain groups to organize the data domains based on the type of business analysis that the data domains perform. The data domain glossary lists the data domains and data domain groups that you add to the Model repository. Use the
menu in the Developer tool to add data domains to the data domain glossary. To update the data definitions in a data domain, use the rules in the data domain accelerator.
You cannot view the data domain objects in the Object Explorer.