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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 15, 2020

WKC - Multi select option in connected Asset Import in the catalog view

If we add connected assets to a catalog we can only select one asset and have to provide a name for that asset. Usually we import hundreds of tables and this seems quite painful. We would prefer a experience where we can select multiple tables, filter tables by regex or similar options, and use the asset name as is.

Needed by Date Oct 31, 2020
  • Admin
    Emma Tucker
    Oct 26, 2020

    To add on to Marc's comment, we also are redesigning our metadata import and discovery services for a single entry point when adding assets to the catalog. This will simplify the experience for less confusion.

  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2020

    Thanks for your comment. You are correct, in the case you describe it is to allow a user to add individual assets to a Catalog, to augment the Catalog with added data sets. It is recommeneded to import many Tables / Files from a given system to leverage the Data Discovery capabilities of the tool, this will allow you to select a specific connection, sub-select a Schema / Folder or set of Assets, and import their metadata into a Catalog. Additionally, the discovery services will help automate the governance (and quality) functionalities - such as suggesting Terms to describe meaning, Classifications for identifying information and inferring Data and Quality Rules.