A Data Definition is a user configured template which enables information to be indexed and stored in a structured manner. Data Definitions are used to create Search Templates which are used to extract the stored information for analysis.
A Data Definition must be Published before it can be used and it must have Access Control configured to make it available to users other than the creator/publisher.
Note: You must have Permissions configured to allow you to Manage Data Definitions. If your Permissions are not set to allow you to Manage Data Definitions, Data Definitions will not be displayed in the tree view. See “Users and Groups” and “Permissions Inheritance” for more information.