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 are categorized in data class groups that are listed in the rule builder:

  • 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.

During profiling, data classes are assigned based on column name (scope column) or on column data (scope value) depending on the data class definition. Data classes have a scope of column if the column data can have any value and does not follow a specific pattern. A data class scope of value is applicable if data values match values from a predefined list or follow a specific pattern. For example, the data class IBAN is assigned to a column if 80% of the column values match the pattern for an International Bank Account Number.

Name Description Scope
Account Number A value representing an account number. Value
Address Line 1 Address Line 1 of a multi-line address. Column
Address Line 2 Address Line 2 of a multi-line address. Column
Address Line 3 Address Line 3 of a multi-line address. Column
Airport Code A string representing the IATA airport code. Value
Alabama State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Alabama. Value
Alaska State Driver’s License A seven digits number representing driver license of US state Alaska. Value
Alberta Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Alberta. Value
American Express Card A 16-18 character number that identifies an American Express credit card account. Value
Arizona State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Arizona. Value
Arkansas State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Arkansas. Value
BIC A string representing a Bank Identifier Code. Value
Boolean Numeric or alpha code for Boolean values. Either 0 or 1, or True or False, Yes or No. Value
British Columbia Province Driver’s License A seven digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province British Columbia. Value
California State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state California. Value
Canada Post Code A system of postal codes that are used by Canada Post. Value
Canada Province Code Two-letter alphabetic codes that are used to identify Canada provinces. Value
Canada Province Name Specifies the name of Canada Provinces and territories. Value
Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) A social insurance number (SIN) is a number issued in Canada to administer various government programs. Value
City A place name such as a city or town. Value
Code System-defined data values from a domain data value set, each of which has a specific meaning, for example, product status codes. Column
Colorado State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Colorado. Value
Color A string representing color. Value
Commercial and Government Entity Code A string of length five characters representing the CAGE code. Value
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. Value
Connecticut State Driver’s License A nine digit number representing a driver license of US state Connecticut. Value
Country Code A standard code defined for most of the countries and dependent areas in the world. Value
Country Name Specifies the name of any country. Value
Credit Card Expiration Date A date value in format month/year representing a credit card expiration date. Value
Credit Card Validation Number A 3 or 4 digits number representing a credit card validation number. Value
Currency A number followed or following a currency symbol. Value
Current Procedural Terminology CPT medical code set. Value
Customer Number A value representing a customer number. Value
Date of Birth Data values which are dates, and likely to represent a date of birth. Value
Date Data values which are specific date, time, or duration references, for example, a product order date. Value
Delaware State Driver’s License A 1-7 digits number representing a driver license of US state Delaware. Value
Diners Club Card A 15-18 character number that identifies a Diners Club credit card account. Value
Discover Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a Discover Card credit card account. Value
Driver’s License A string representing a driver license. Value
DUNS Number A unique numeric identifier assigned by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to a business entity. Value
Email Address An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered. Value
Employment Status A string representing employment status. Value
Ethnicity A string representing ethnicity/ethnic group. Value
Eye Color A string representing eye color. Value
First Name First Name of an individual. Column
Florida State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Florida. Value
Fortune 1000 Company A string representing the name of a company from the Fortune 1000 list. Value
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. Value
Gender An alpha code setting for gender. Either M or F, or Male or Female. Value
Geographic Coordinates A string representing the longitude and latitude in degrees. Value
Georgia State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Georgia. Value
Germany Vehicle Registration Number A string representing a registration number for a German car. Value
Hair Color A string representing hair color. Value
Hawaii State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Hawaii. Value
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. Value
Hobby/Leisure Activity A string representing hobby, interest, enthusiasm or pastime of a person. Value
Honorific Salutation of a person added before the first name (name prefix). Value
IBAN A string representing an International Bank Account Number. Value
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). Value
Idaho State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Idaho. Value
Identifier Non-intelligent data values that are typically unique, and are used to reference a specific entity, for example, a product number. Column
Illinois State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Illinois. Value
INCO Terms (International Commercial Terms) A three characters string representing INCO Terms. Value
Indiana State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Indiana. Value
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. Column
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. Value
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. Value
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) An International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. Value
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. Value
International Standard Industrial Classification A string representing International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities. Value
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. Value
Internet Protocol Version 6 Address Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol. Value
Iowa State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Iowa. Value
Ireland Eircode A system of postal codes that are used by An Post, Ireland’s postal service. Value
ISO 3166-2 Code A string representing ISO 3166-2 code of state/province of a country. Value
Italian Fiscal Code The Italian fiscal code card, officially known as Italy’s Codice Fiscale, is the tax code card in Italy. Value
Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) A 17-18 character number that identifies a Japanese Credit Bureau (JCB) credit card account. Value
Kansas State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Kansas. Value
Kentucky State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Kentucky. Value
Language Code or Name Language code or name as per ISO 639 specification (International Organization for Standardization). Value
Last Name Last name of an individual. Column
Latitude A decimal number or a string representing the latitude in degrees. Value
Legal Marital/Civil Status A string representing marital/civil status. Value
Longitude A decimal number or a string representing the longitude in degrees. Value
Louisiana State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Louisiana. Value
Mac Address A media access control address (MAC address) of a computer is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications. Value
Maine State Driver’s License A seven digit number representing a driver license of US state Maine. Value
Manitoba Province Driver’s License A nine digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Manitoba. Value
Maryland State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Maryland. Value
Massachusetts State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Massachusetts. Value
Master Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a Master Card credit card account. Value
Michigan State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Michigan. Value
Middle Name Middle Name of an individual. Column
Minnesota State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Minnesota. Value
Mississippi State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Mississippi. Value
Missouri State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Missouri. Value
Montana State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Montana. Value
Month A string or integer value representing a month in a date. Value
Name Suffix A string representing a Name Suffix Value
Nebraska State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Nebraska. Value
Nevada State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Nevada. Value
New Brunswick Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province New Brunswick. Value
New Hampshire State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Hampshire. Value
New Jersey State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state New Jersey. Value
New Mexico State Driver’s License A nine digits number representing a driver license for the New Mexico. Value
New York State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state New York. Value
Newfoundland and Labrador Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. Value
NoClassDetected (U - Unkown) 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. N/A
North Carolina State Driver’s License A 1-12 digits number representing a driver license of US state North Carolina. Value
North Dakota State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state North Dakota. Value
Nova Scotia Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Nova Scotia. Value
Ohio State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Ohio. Value
Oklahoma State Driver’s License A string representing a driver license of US state Oklahoma. Value
Ontario Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Ontario. Value
Oregon State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Oregon. Value
Organization Name A string representing the name of an organization. Value
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. Value
Pennsylvania State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Pennsylvania. Value
Percentage A number representing a percentage. Value
Person Name Name of an individual. Column
Political Party A string representing a political party. Value
Prince Edward Island Province Driver’s License A six digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Prince Edward Island. Value
Quantity Numerical data values that could be used in a computation, for example, a product price. Column
Quebec Province Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Canadian province Quebec. Value
Relationship A String representing a relationship between two or more people. Value
Religion String representing a religion. Value
Rhode Island State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Rhode Island. Value
Routing Transit Number A nine digit code, used in the United States, identifying financial institutions. Value
Saskatchewan Province Driver’s License An eight digits number representing a driver license of Canadian province Saskatchewan. Value
South Carolina State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state South Carolina. Value
South Dakota State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state South Dakota. Value
Spanish Fiscal Identification Number The NIF is the Spanish tax identification number. Value
State/Province Name A string representing a state/province name of a country. Value
Temperature A number representing a temperature. Value
Tennessee State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Tennessee. Value
Texas State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Texas. Value
Text Free-form alphanumeric data values from an unlimited domain set, for example, a product description. Column
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. Value
UK Post Code A system of postal codes that are used by UK’s Royal Mail. Value
UK Province Code Two-letter alphabetic codes that are used to identify UK provinces. Value
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. Value
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. Value
US County A string representing a United States county name. Value
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. Value
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. Value
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). Value
US Social Security Number Last 4 The last four digits of a United States Social Security Number (SSN). Value
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. Value
US Standard Industrial Classification A 4-digit number used to classify industries in the United States. Value
US State Capital Name Specifies the name of U.S. states and territories Capitals. Value
US State Code Two-letter alphabetic codes used to identify U.S. states and certain other associated areas. Value
US State Name Specifies the name of U.S. states and territories. Value
US Street Name A string representing a street name in the US. Value
US Zip Code US ZIP codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. Value
Utah State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Utah. Value
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. Value
Vermont State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Vermont. Value
Virginia State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Virginia. Value
VISA Card A 17-18 character number that identifies a VISA credit card account. Value
Washington DC Driver’s License A string representing driver license of Washington DC. Value
Washington State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Washington. Value
West Virginia State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state West Virginia. Value
Wisconsin State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Wisconsin. Value
Wyoming State Driver’s License A string representing driver license of US state Wyoming. Value

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