Source rankings

Source rankingsClosed A ranked list of systems in order of decreasing "trust" level. enable you to set the priority order for source systems. When incoming records are merged or updated with new or existing data in your Network instance, the rankings determine the data that wins survivorshipClosed The process by which the final record is determined as duplicate records are merged, resulting in winning and losing values.. The source rankings ensure that your most trusted sources win survivorship.

Survivorship considerations:

  • The master source for a record always wins.
    • For Veeva OpenData records, Veeva OpenData always wins.
    • For third party master sources, the third party data source always wins.
  • You can define the priority order at the system level, entity, and field level.
    • Entity rankings take precedence over system rankings.
    • Field level rankings take precedence over entity rankings.

Enabling this feature

This feature is enabled by default.

Administrators or data managers:

  • Create source systems in the Network instance.
  • Prioritize the source system to determine survivorship.

User activities

The following activities are available depending on the user type:

The System and Data Admin user role combines the full capabilities of Data Stewards and Administrators.
Activity Standard User Data Steward Data Manager Administrator
Create source systems    
Define source system rankings    
Load source subscriptions    
View source rankings