Data Source Description

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The Description subpage of data source pages provides detailed information about a data source.

The page is divided in two columns:

Details Column

The details column provides the following fields:

Item Description

Author and Date

On the top of the page, you can see the following text indicating the user who originally created the term, and the date when it was created:

Created by <Author> on <Date>


On the right-hand side of the author and date information, there is an Edit button that you can click to enter the edition mode.

In the edition mode, you can edit the term data, and click Save at the bottom of the page to save your changes, or Cancel to revert them.


Name of the data source.


Detailed description of the data source.

Production Level

Production Level of the data source.


Location of the data source.

Application Affinity

Application Affinity of the data source.


Status of the data source.


List of abbreviations of the data source.


List of aliases and synonyms of the data source.

Additional Notes

Custom information related to the data source that only you can see.

Other users, including super users, cannot see the information in this field.


Type of database management system (DBMS) of the data source.

The following DBMS are supported: DB2 LUW, DB2 z/OS, InterBase, Firebird, JDBC, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle, SQL Azure, SQL Server, Sybase, Sybase IQ.

<Database Management System Fields>

Depending on the Type of data source, Team Server displays a different set of fields between the Type and the Custom Properties fields. See Data Source Fields for a Specific Database Management System.

Custom Properties

Custom properties of the data source. For each property you can see a property name and an associated property value.

Stewards Column

The stewards column provides a list of Stewards, users with permission to edit the data source.

If you are on that list, you can click Edit there to add or remove people from the list.

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