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Watson Knowledge Catalog

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WKC recognizes multiple files in a bucket as a single data asset,

We need this because we want to be able to enter metadata only and access policies once for all files that comprise a data source. Specific examples:a) Uploading multiple pdfs needs to be able to store pdfs for a particular geo in a folder. Those...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

Custom-SQL MITI Bridges should report which scripts fail

When importing metadata with OpenIGC Custom-SQL bridges, like the PL/SQL and BTEQ ones, a directory with many scripts is specified in the parameters.If one script from that directory fails, no warning message is shown in the output, we just get "I...
over 1 year ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Add "issues" function to assets in the Knowledge Catalog

Allow users to add multiple "issues" to assets inside the Knowledge Catalog similar to how one would add issues to a file in a Git repo. This can be used to keep track of outstanding problems with an asset, document limitations, add requirements e...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

Tags multiple assets at once in the Knowledge Catalog

When using the multi select in the browse-asset view in the Catalog a user would like to tag multiple assets at once. Currently the mult-select can be used to move multiple assets to a project, or to remove them, but they cannot be tagged as a sin...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

"Take all recommended actions" in Data Refinery

Data Refinery is a capability designed to make it easy for business users and data scientists to wrangle and transform data. When working with csv files, there is often a series of steps to go through to define the schema / datatypes before anaysi...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Disable download button in Knowledge Catalog

When cataloging data assets from COS, users are given a 'Download' option to bring the data out from the catalog and store locally. There should be an option to enable/disable this functionality provided to administrators of the catalog and the us...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Future consideration

Data Catalog: Deny ability to publish data assets when asset with same name already exists in the catalog

Currently the WDP - Data Catalog allows any user of a project to publish any data asset and will always create a new set of assets. In my case when working with the catalog, I published the SAME data asset multiple times to my catalog because I wa...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Enable detecting and processing of updated content in a data source

The data platform needs to provide support for enabling end user applications build on Discovery to automatically process updates to any content in a data source they have already ingested data from so that updated content is sent and ingested int...
about 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

can we default the asset name, tags and include column metadata for relational data when adding to catalog through a connection to relational data

To make it quicker to populate a catalog, it would be great if there were defaults for asset names - based on the selected schema/table picked. This should also import the descriptions of the column names/types which will be useful for end user to...
about 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

lookup for collaborator name should be same between projects and catalog

I was trying to add trent and david lebutsch to the great outdoors catalog and project. I couldn't get the catalog to recognize their So then i tried to add them to project anyways. The project ad...
over 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration