Data classes for policies

Data classes describe the contents of data in a column in a relational or structured data set. Data classes are assigned to columns when profiling a structured data asset and shown on the Profile page in a catalog or project.

Data classes are provided by IBM and listed in the rule builder:

  • You can choose the first term from this list, when you create a condition in a rule.
  • If the first term is the system term Data Class, you can choose a data class group or business term from the second term list.
  • Data that has assigned data classes can be masked.

You can use the following data classes:

Name Description
Account Number A value representing an account number.
Address Line 1 Address Line 1 of a multi-line address.
Address Line 2 Address Line 2 of a multi-line address.
Address Line 3 Address Line 3 of a multi-line address.
Airport Code A string representing the IATA airport code.
Alabama State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Alabama.
Alaska State Driver’s License A seven digits number representing driver license of US state Alaska.
Alberta Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Alberta.
American Express Card A 16-18 character number that identifies an American Express credit card account.
Arizona State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Arizona.
Arkansas State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Arkansas.
BIC A string representing a Bank Identifier Code.
Boolean Numeric or alpha code for Boolean values. Either 0 or 1, or True or False, Yes or No.
British Columbia Province Driver’s License A seven digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province British Columbia.
California State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state California.
Canada Post Code A system of postal codes that are used by Canada Post.
Canada Province Code Two-letter alphabetic codes that are used to identify Canada provinces.
Canada Province Name Specifies the name of Canada Provinces and territories.
Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) A social insurance number (SIN) is a number issued in Canada to administer various government programs.
City A place name such as a city or town.
Code System-defined data values from a domain data value set, each of which has a specific meaning, for example, product status codes.
Colorado State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Colorado.
Color A string representing color.
Commercial and Government Entity Code A string of length five characters representing the CAGE code.
Computer Host Name Hostname is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and is used to identify the device.
Connecticut State Driver’s License A nine digit number representing a driver license of US state Connecticut.
Country Code A standard code defined for most of the countries and dependent areas in the world.
Country Name Specifies the name of any country.
Credit Card Expiration Date A date value in format month/year representing a credit card expiration date.
Credit Card Number Credit Card Number.
Credit Card Validation Number A 3 or 4 digits number representing a credit card validation number.
Currency A number followed or following a currency symbol.
Current Procedural Terminology CPT medical code set.
Customer Number A value representing a customer number.
Date of Birth Data values which are dates, and likely to represent a date of birth.
Date Data values which are specific date, time, or duration references, for example, a product order date.
Delaware State Driver’s License A 1-7 digits number representing a driver license of US state Delaware.
Diners Club Card A 15-18 character number that identifies a Diners Club credit card account.
Discover Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a Discover Card credit card account.
Driver’s License A string representing a driver license.
DUNS Number A unique numeric identifier assigned by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to a business entity.
Email Address An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered.
Employment Status A string representing employment status.
Ethnicity A string representing ethnicity/ethnic group.
Eye Color A string representing eye color.
First Name First Name of an individual.
Florida State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Florida.
Fortune 1000 Company A string representing the name of a company from the Fortune 1000 list.
French INSEE Number The INSEE code is a numerical indexing code used by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) to identify various entities, including communes, départements.
Gender An alpha code setting for gender. Either M or F, or Male or Female.
Geographic Coordinates A string representing the longitude and latitude in degrees.
Georgia State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Georgia.
Germany Vehicle Registration Number A string representing a registration number for a German car.
Hair Color A string representing hair color.
Hawaii State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Hawaii.
Health Insurance Claim Number A code assigned by the Social Security Administration to an individual for the purpose of identifying him/her as a Medicare beneficiary.
Hobby/Leisure Activity A string representing hobby, interest, enthusiasm or pastime of a person.
Honorific Salutation of a person added before the first name (name prefix).
IBAN A string representing an International Bank Account Number.
ICD-10 The 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Idaho State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Idaho.
Identifier Non-intelligent data values that are typically unique, and are used to reference a specific entity, for example, a product number.
Illinois State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Illinois.
INCO Terms (International Commercial Terms) A three characters string representing INCO Terms.
Indiana State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Indiana.
Indicator Code values that have only two mutually-exclusive values in the domain set, for example, a product Make/Buy indicator, that are often called Flags.
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Nine digit tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a SSN.
International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) A Unique 15-digit serial number given to every mobile phone which can then be used to check information such as the phone’s country of origin, the manufacturer and its model number.
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) An International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security.
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number assigned by standard book numbering agencies to control and facilitate activities within the publishing industry.
International Standard Industrial Classification A string representing International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities.
Internet Protocol Address An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.
Internet Protocol Version 6 Address Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol.
Iowa State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Iowa.
Ireland Eircode A system of postal codes that are used by An Post, Ireland’s postal service.
ISO 3166-2 Code A string representing ISO 3166-2 code of state/province of a country.
Italian Fiscal Code The Italian fiscal code card, officially known as Italy’s Codice Fiscale, is the tax code card in Italy.
Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) A 17-18 character number that identifies a Japanese Credit Bureau (JCB) credit card account.
Kansas State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Kansas.
Kentucky State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Kentucky.
Language Code or Name Language code or name as per ISO 639 specification (International Organization for Standardization).
Last Name Last name of an individual.
Latitude A decimal number or a string representing the latitude in degrees.
Legal Marital/Civil Status A string representing marital/civil status.
Longitude A decimal number or a string representing the longitude in degrees.
Louisiana State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Louisiana.
Mac Address A media access control address (MAC address) of a computer is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications.
Maine State Driver’s License A seven digit number representing a driver license of US state Maine.
Manitoba Province Driver’s License A nine digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Manitoba.
Maryland State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Maryland.
Massachusetts State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Massachusetts.
Master Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a Master Card credit card account.
Michigan State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Michigan.
Minnesota State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Minnesota.
Mississippi State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Mississippi.
Missouri State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Missouri.
Montana State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Montana.
Month A string or integer value representing a month in a date.
Name Suffix A string representing a Name Suffix
Nebraska State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Nebraska.
Nevada State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Nevada.
New Brunswick Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province New Brunswick.
New Hampshire State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Hampshire.
New Jersey State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state New Jersey.
New Mexico State Driver’s License A nine digits number representing a driver license for the New Mexico.
New York State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state New York.
Newfoundland and Labrador Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador.
NoClassDetected Do Not Delete this Data Class. This Data Class is used to display the count of the number of distinct data values that did not meet any of the other data classes which were enabled during the most recent Column Analysis for a given column.
North Carolina State Driver’s License A 1-12 digits number representing a driver license of US state North Carolina.
North Dakota State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state North Dakota.
Nova Scotia Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Nova Scotia.
Ohio State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Ohio.
Oklahoma State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Oklahoma.
Ontario Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Ontario.
Oregon State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Oregon.
Organization Name A string representing the name of an organization.
Passport Number Passport number is the unique ID assigned to a travel document, usually issued by the government of a nation, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel.
Pennsylvania State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Pennsylvania.
Percentage A number representing a percentage.
Person Name Name of an individual.
Political Party A string representing a political party.
Prince Edward Island Province Driver’s License A six digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Prince Edward Island.
Quantity Numerical data values that could be used in a computation, for example, a product price.
Quebec Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Quebec.
Relationship A String representing a relationship between two or more people.
Religion String representing a religion.
Rhode Island State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Rhode Island.
Routing Transit Number A nine digit code, used in the United States, identifying financial institutions.
Saskatchewan Province Driver’s License An eight digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Saskatchewan.
South Carolina State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state South Carolina.
South Dakota State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state South Dakota.
Spanish Fiscal Identification Number The NIF is the Spanish tax identification number.
State/Province Name A string representing a state/province name of a country.
Temperature A number representing a temperature.
Tennessee State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Tennessee.
Texas State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Texas.
Text Free-form alphanumeric data values from an unlimited domain set, for example, a product description.
UK National Insurance Number It is a number used in the United Kingdom (UK) in the administration of the National Insurance or Social Security System.
UK Post Code A system of postal codes that are used by UK’s Royal Mail.
UK Province Code Two-letter alphabetic codes that are used to identify UK provinces.
Uniform Resource Locator A URL is one type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI); the generic term for all types of names and addresses that refer to objects on the World Wide Web.
Universal Product Code (UPC) The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology that is widely used in many countries, for tracking trade items in stores.
US County A string representing a United States county name.
US Employer Identification Number Nine digit number to identify US employer, typically in nn-nnnnnnn format with dash (-) being optional. IRS lists valid two digit prefixes at their site.
US National Drug Code 10 digit code to identify US National Drug Code (NDC) represented either in 4-4-3, 5-3-2 or 5-4-1, often without dashes. UPC-A bar code of NDC coded product package embeds its NDC code.
US Phone Number US Phone Number is a string of specific numbers that a telephone or cell phone user can dial to reach another telephone or mobile phone in the United States (US).
US Social Security Number Last 4 The last four digits of a United States Social Security Number (SSN).
US Social Security Number In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a unique nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents.
US Standard Industrial Classification A 4-digit number used to classify industries in the United States.
US State Capital Name Specifies the name of U.S. states and territories Capitals.
US State Code Two-letter alphabetic codes used to identify U.S. states and certain other associated areas.
US State Name Specifies the name of U.S. states and territories.
US Street Name A string representing a street name in the US.
US Zip Code US ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963.
Utah State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Utah.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) A vehicle identification number (VIN), also called a chassis number, is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles.
Vermont State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Vermont.
Virginia State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Virginia.
VISA Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a VISA credit card account.
Washington DC Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Washington DC.
Washington State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Washington.
West Virginia State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state West Virginia.
Wisconsin State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state
Wyoming State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Wyoming.

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