A data entity is an object in a data repository.A data attribute is a unit of information inside a data entity.
Data Entity vs Data AttributeData entities are the objects of a data model such as customer or address. Entities don't represent any data themselves but are containers for attributes and relationships between objects.Data entities are the properties inside a data entity.
Customer ExampleA customer might be structured as follows:Entity: CustomerAttributes: Name, TypeRelationships: ContactCustomer is a data entity that provides a container for attributes and relationships. The attributes name and type are text values that represent the data inside the customer. In this example, the customer also includes a relationship to another object for contact information.
|Data Entity||Data Attribute|
|Definition||An object in a data repository that is a container for data and relationships to other objects.||The properties of a data entity such as text, numbers, dates and binary data.|
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