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Data Hygiene

Data Hygiene refers to the condition of data in a database or the processes conducted to ensure the accuracy (cleanliness) of data in a database.

Clean data will be completely error free or contain very few errors. Dirty data however, will contain errors such as: duplication of information, incorrect spelling or punctuation (names and addresses), incomplete or outdated information, erroneous data (incorrect amounts or names), etc.

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