Data profiling is a feature of SAP BODS. Data profiling handles the inconsistencies seen in data. When data comes in through a single interface, the program can validate data as it is entered. But in many other cases, data comes in a much less consistent way, with improperly formatted social security numbers, invalid values for certain fields, missing data, and the like. SAP BODS data profiling ensures that data is complete, consistently formatted, and valid.
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There are two types of Profiling:
1) Column Profiling and
This will let you understand what are the unique values present in the column, min / max values, how many null values / blanks, their percentage, max /min / avg string length etc.
2) Relationship profiling
Lets you know the what percentage / no: of records of a table A is present in table B.
In the both these, there are basic / detailed profiling. For the latter, some attributes will be more.
For Data Profiling, you require
1) Designer Access.
2) A profiler repository.
3) Job Server associated with a repository.
4) A profiler user or profiler administrator set in Management Console.