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dirty data
Last modified: Monday, October 13, 2003 

In reference to databases, data that contain errors. Dirty data can contain such mistakes as spelling or punctuation, incorrect data associated with a field, incomplete or outdated data or even data that is duplicated in the database.

Also see data integrity.

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Dealing With Dirty Data
This March 2003 article examines the impact of dirty data on business efficiency.

Threats to Data Integrity
Describes the many ways that data can be corrupted without the corruption being detected. The page is provided by Rocksoft, which sells a data integrity tool called Veracity.

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