Relation Types

[bok-callout]Relation & Relation Type

A Relation defines how two Assets are related to each other. A Relation is an instance of exactly one Relation Type.

A Relation Type formally defines the type of a relation between two Asset Types. A Relation Type is bidirectional: going from the header asset (source) to the tail asset (target) of the relation and the other way around. The source and target of a relation are both asset types.

For example:

  • An example of a relation type is Data Asset is parent of/is child of Data Asset. The source and the target of this relation type are both asset type Data Asset. One direction, from source to target, reads Asset Type is parent of Asset Type. The other direction, from target to source, reads Asset Type is child of Asset Type. This relation type thus allows Asset Types to have children of the same type. The following figure gives a visual representation of the different concepts and their relations.
  • an asset with name ‘Customer’ and an asset with name ‘CRM’ are related to each other through a relation “CRM is system of record for / has system of record Customer has system of record”, where ‘CRM’ the header asset and ‘Customer’ the tail asset  respectively..
  • “CRM is system of record for / has system of record Customer has system of record” is an instance of Relation Type “Technology Asset is system of record for / has system of record Business Term”.


Following table contains the out-of-the-box relation types.

Head Term Role Co-role Tail Term UUID
Asset Governed by Applies to Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007009
Asset Related to Impacted by Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007015
Asset Complies to Governs Governance Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007018
Asset Uses Used In Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007004
Business Asset Acronym Acronym for Acronym 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007030
Business Asset Represents Represented by Data Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007038
Business Asset Groups Grouped by Business Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007021
Business Rule Implemented by Implements Data Quality Rule 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007014
Business Term Code Business Term Code Value 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007002
Business Term Allowed Value Allowed Value of Business Term 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007003
Business Term Synonym Synonym of Business Term 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007001
Code Set Target of Target Crosswalk 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007027
Code Set Source of Source Crosswalk 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007026
Code Value Is Part of Codeset Contains Code Value Code Set 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007041
Code Value Groups Grouped by Code Value 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007022
Data Asset Implemented in Implements Technology Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007005
Data Element Is Part OF Contains Data Structure 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007011
Data Element Allowed Value Set Applies to Code Set 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007039
Data Element Allowed Value Allowed Value for Code Value 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007040
Data Entity Is Part of Consists of Data Model 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007046
Data Entity Consists of Is Part of Data Attribute 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007047
Data Quality Rule Classified by Classifies Data Quality Dimension 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007053
Data Quality Rule Allowed Value Set Allowed Value Set for Code Set 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007051
Data Quality Rule Allowed Value Allowed Value for Code Value 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007052
Data Structure Source of Source Mapping Specification 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007028
Data Structure Target of Target Mapping Specification 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007029
Database Table Database Table Database 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007045
Governance Asset Violated by Violates Issue 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007031
Governance Asset Resolves Resolved by Issue 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007032
Issue Duplicates Duplicated by Issue 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007033
Policy Implemented by Implements Rule 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007013
Snapshot Configuration Has Belongs to Snapshot 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007037
Table Column Table Column Database Table 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007042
Technology Asset Source System for Source System Data Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007050
Technology Asset System of Record for System of Record Business Term 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007034
Technology Asset System of Use for System of Use Business Term 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007035
Technology Asset System of Record for System of Record Data Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007048
Technology Asset Source System for Source System Business Term 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007036
Technology Asset System of Use for System of Use Data Asset 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007049
Thing Has Category Category for Thing 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007020
Thing Categorized by Categorizes Thing 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000007019

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