What is a good term to describe a single (or set of) document(s) or artifacts which serve as documentation for the plain-english (or at least formal business) description of what the data in a given table & column represent?
For example you have a contracting compay with a very large SQL back end - servers and databases everywhere. You have a table/col called SITES.LASTZONEREVIEW
The documentation should say "This column represents the last date that the governing munipality reviewed or approved the current site's zoning status".
And I don't think "data dictionary" ... everytime someone throws one of those at me, all I get is a very scarce DDL which I can obviously just see in mgmt studio. like the name, datatype, and null contraint.
Looking for any good terms you have heard/used.