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Technical Glossary Terms - E

The Letter E

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Find below a glossary of terms and definitions that begin with the letter E as it relates to technical definitions.

Term Description
Element A thing of significance about which information is recorded; a component at the most useful, basic level.
ETL Stands for Extraction, Transformation, and Loading. The movement of data from one area to another.
Entity A database object of significance about which information is held. It is implemented in a database as one or more tables. 
Entity Relationship Diagram A diagram that pictorially represent entities, the relationships between them and the attributes used to describe them. 
Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) Tool  Software that is used to extract data from a data source like a operational system or data warehouse, modify the data and then load it into a data mart or data warehouse.