Best Practices

Understanding owl activities and what the key/date columns mean for each

Using the tool with practical scenarios

  • Having Well Defined Use Cases

    • Determine a single table (dataset) that you would like to scan

    • Have an expectation of what you would expect Owl to find in this dataset

    • Understand which activities would capture the expected findings

  • Target internal datasets with known data issues

  • Historical Comparisons:

    • If pre-cleaned data is available with data findings that have been cleaned via legacy methods such as internal rules, run these datasets and compare the results from Owl to Internal findings.

  • Work with data owners to understand findings or review expected findings