UDEF Definitions

 

Objects

  • Full Object Tree
  • 0. Entity: Any concrete or abstract thing of interest, including associations among things. Within the UDEF, entity is selected when two or more of the other UDEF objects could be used for a given data element concept. An example that is commonly used within business is the term "party" that could be either an enterprise or a person. For this example, the correct UDEF object selection would be entity.
  • 1. Asset: Any data or information about any resource, other than human, which is used, consumed, or available for use/consumption by any process of an enterprise
  • 2. Document: Any data or information about any collection of data or information, regardless of format, which has definable boundaries and is so designated for one or more purposes
  • 3. Enterprise: Any data or information about any definable boundary collection of human and asset resources used to perform a collection of processes to create one or more products which are intended for use or consumption by outside entities
  • 4. Environment: Any data or information about any natural or man-made surrounding that is relevant to the enterprise.
  • 5. Person: Any data or information about any human being that is relevant to the enterprise
  • 6. Law-Rule: Any data or information about laws (natural or man-made) or policies that govern any process of the enterprise
  • 7. Place: Any data or information about any location that is relevant to the enterprise
  • 8. Process: Any data or information about a definable course of events distinguishable by its purpose or by its effect, whether natural, manual, automated or machine supported and which is relevant to the enterprise
  • 9. Product: Any data or information regarding something that is the result of a set of processes by an enterprise and which is intended to be used or consumed by entities outside of the enterprise
  • 10. Program: Any data or information about any definable collection of enterprises bound by a common set of objectives
  • 11. Condition: Any data or information that describes the state at a particular time of something of interest to the enterprise.
  • 12. Liability: Any data or information that describes a risk or liability of interest to the enterprise
  • 13. Animal: Any data or information that describes an animal of interest to the enterprise
  • 14. Plant: Any data or information that describes a plant (a living or once-living organism lacking the power of locomotion) of interest to the enterprise.
  • 15. Substance: Any data or information that describes a substance of interest to the enterprise
  • 16. Event: Any natural or man-made event of interest to the enterprise

Properties

  • Full Property Tree
  • 1. Amount: A number of monetary units specified in a currency
  • 2. Graphic: a diagram, graph, mathematical curve or similar representation (a type of binary object)
  • 3. Picture: a visual representation of a person, object, or scene (a type of binary object)
  • 4. Code: a character string used to replace a definitive value
  • 5. Date-Time: a particular point in the progression of time
  • 6. Date: A day within a particular calendar year (a type of date time)
  • 7. Indicator: a list of two and only two possible values (synonym for Boolean)
  • 8. Identifier: A character string used to identify and distinguish uniquely
  • 9. Percent: a rate expressed in hundredths between two values with same UoM (a type of numeric)
  • 10. Name: a word or phrase that distinctively designates a person, place, etc. (a type of text)
  • 11. Quantity: a counted number of non-monetary units (a type of numeric)
  • 12. Rate: a quantity or amount measured with respect to another quantity or amount (a type of numeric)
  • 13. Measure: a numeric value that is determined by measuring an object. Measures are specified with a unit of measure.
  • 14. Text: a character string generally in the form of words of a language
  • 15. Time: the time within a (not specified) day (a type of date time)
  • 16. Value: numeric information that is assigned or determined by calculation, counting, or sequencing (a type of numeric)
  • 17. Sound: a binary object that is capable of creating audio (a type of binary object)
  • 18. Video: a binary object that is capable of creating motion pictures/graphics (a type of binary object)

 

 

 

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