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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 26, 2021

Governance Artifacts search in WKC Categories should include Governance Artifakts from Subcategories

Consider the following Example: There is a Category "Driving Vehicles" with 2 subcategories (at the same level): "Automobile" and "Bicycle". Furthermore there is a Business Term "VW Beetle", categorized as "Automobile". Currently, within the section Organize->Data & AI Governance->Categories, I can select the "Driving Vehicles" Category and use the "search Categories" field in order to perform a search throughout all governance artifacts belonging to that category. However, Subcategories are not included in that search. If I search for "VW Beetle" in the "Driving Vehicles" category, there would not be a result. This is inconvenient.

The categories section is the only section that offers the possibilty to build well structured glossary areas. Users should be able to include sublevels when searching those glossary areas. Global search is not as convenient as this suggestions, since users cannot restrict their search to selected categories in global search.

Needed by Date Apr 1, 2021
  • Guest
    Jun 14, 2021

    Hi Susanna, yes that is the equivalent v3.5 screen regarding the topic I was referring to. My preferred option would be checkbox where users can opt in to include subcategories of the current category into the "find governance artifacts" search. In global search I cannot search within a subset of governance artifacts that belong to the same category.

    Kind regards,


  • Admin
    Susanna Tai
    Jun 14, 2021

    Hi Adrian, thank you for submitting your feedback on the category screen. Can you clarify that you're referring to this screen below (v3.5), and the request is for the "Find governance artifacts" field to search into sub-categories as well?

    If so, the current design on this page and on the "Find categories" or "Find governance artifacts" are local finds, i.e. "Find" only looks for matches within the list of what has already been fetched.

    For the type of search you're after, I was thinking the global search would be the place, but you already indicated that the global search is not as efficient.

    However, I can see how some users will have the need to be able to expand the "find" to include a search for term (or governance artifacts) in sub-categories too on this UI.

    We'll have the design team evaluate your suggestion as well.


    Susanna Tai