Look no further for candidate data classes

I followed a link on a Linked In discussion group today, to the home page of the Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF), which is “a framework for describing data to enable interoperability”.  It’s a great place to work with if you want to kick-start data modelling efforts. See their list of definitions and properties at http://www.opengroup.org/udef/htm/en_defs.htm.

If you’re looking for a list of data classes for your attribute naming standards, their properties (amount, identifier, text, value etc.) probably cover everything you need.

Essential reading for data modellers – new book by Ross and Lam

Check the book reviews page for a review of a must-read volume for data modellers – “Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules” by Ron Ross and Gladys Lam.