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Data Quality By Example: Old Beer bought by Old Man


Over the weekend, in preparation for watching the Boston Red Sox, I bought some beer and pizza. Later that night, after a thrilling victory that sent the Red Sox to the 2013 World Series, I was cleaning up the kitchen and was about to throw out the receipt when I couldn’t help but notice two data quality issues.

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Comments (3)
Lovely example. As someone who travels internationally, I would also add in that there is no indication of the currency and the date format isn't given, though can be deduced. So much with data to go wrong! Hope the pizza was good.
Posted by John A | Friday, October 25 2013 at 6:02AM ET
Thanks for your comment, John.

Great point about the date format. If it had been two weeks earlier -- 10/05/13 -- the European default would interpret it as May 5, which would make the Spring Ale purchase understandable (although I wouldn't get any younger). The missing currency format could be extrapolated from the postal address that I blurred out, but I agree it should be shown to avoid any confusion.

Yes, the pizza was good :-)

Best Regards,


Posted by Jim H | Monday, October 28 2013 at 1:43PM ET
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