This chapter describes the building blocks of AFD 2.0.
The All Finance Data catalog consists of entities, attributes, data types, codelists and structures:
- An entity describes an object or thing from reality, for example a policy, party or claim.
- An attribute describes a characteristic of an entity, for example the date of birth of the policyholder, or the expiry date of the policy.
- A data type describes a class of values with a common scope and similar structure. An example is the data type Date that is linked to all “date attributes” in the AFD.
- A codelist is a list of predefined codes and corresponding values, that can be used as an AFD data type.
- A structure is designed for a specific high level business domain and comprises all entities which are relevant for that domain, for example a policyStructure.
Outline of this chapter:
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