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Entities are database tables defined by metadata (key/value) properties.

Select icon view View to display child fields of an Entity.

View fields for entities

Select view icon to drill into entity fields grid

Entity Information: General Information

Select icon view and edit details (edit) icon to display or modify entity properties. Entities are described by metadata properties defined through key/value pairs.

Note: While some properties are shared between Source and Discover modules, the Source module contains dataload-specific and structural properties not included in Discover.

Click into editable fields or select options from the dropdowns.

Display and modify entity properties

Select the pencil to view and edit details in general information tab

Entity InformationGeneral Information properties


User-Defined or populated upon import

Business Name


Business Description


Short Name


Entity Type



Stored Format Type


  • TEXT_TAB_DELIMITED (only option for Single Server environments)
  • ORC
  • AVRO

Last Updated at

Not editable


Editable (use tags to assist in locating and organizing data)

Entity Information: Properties

Key/Value pairs, also known as attribute-value pairs, can be added at any object level.

Select the icon add property plus icon (Add Property) to open a drop-down with optional Entity properties.

Once a property has been added, the value can be entered free-form or selected from a dropdown.

Select More dropdown to access Sample Data (if available), Lineage, Load Logs (if available),View/Edit General Info, View/Edit Properties, Dataset functionality (Create Dataset and Add to Dataset)

More drop-down box for Entities

Select Add Property from properties tab

Alternately, tick or check the Entity row(s) More dropdown to and select quicklink buttons for Load Logs, More (Create Dataset, Add to Dataset) Select More options for one or more Entities.

Load Logs and More options for Entities

Check or tick entities then select More to display create dataset or add to dataset. 

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