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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 23, 2020

Ability to run lineage at Term Level

We have a business requirement to view the Lineage Graph of a Term in IGC Glossary.
However, we know that currently its not possible to run lineage on terms or categories
What would be the best way to therefore show lineage for a term in IGC

  • Admin
    Susanna Tai
    Dec 1, 2020

    Along with the questions from Marc on expection for Term Lineage, are you thinking along the lines of viewing the assets or other artifacts that may be related to a term, so similar to what the relationship explorer in IGC will show? Or is it the history of the term you're interested in?

    Regardless, all future enhancements on lineage will be on WKC. In WKC, you can see the term history through "Activities". For relationships, we also have that in our backlog to have an enhanced experience to explore relationships on governance artifacts and assets.

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2020

    Thanks for your idea.

    As you correctly note, Lineage today is defined as the explicit flow of data thru the Information Landscape. How values or instances of data are aggregated or transformed, and further consumed by Reports or Services. Lineage today does allow one to view the meaning (Term), specification (Rule), stewardship and other details for all data assets depicted within a Lineage graph.

    What is the expectation for Term Lineage? What relationships would such a lineage traverse? What added information would be important or relevant to display to the user? What interactions would need to be supported for the user?