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Sources are collections of functional entities similar to schemas in relational database management systems.

Select the icon view (view) icon to display the child entities of a source.

View entities in source

View entities in source

Source information: general information

Select icon editEdit icon to display and modify source properties. Sources are described by metadata properties defined through key/value pairs.

Note that while some properties are shared between source and discover modules, source contains ingest-specific properties not displayed in discover.

Click into editable fields by selecting icon view and edit Edit icon or select options from the dropdown.

View and edit source properties

View and edit source properties.

Source information – general information properties


User-defined or populated upon import

Business Name


Business Description


Last Updated at

Not editable



Source Hierarchy

Editable through dropdown options

Communication Protocol

Not editable:

  • FTP
  • HDFS
  • JDBC
  • SFTP
  • S3

Source Type

Not editable

In discover, this value will always be


Base Directory

Not editable [post-ingest]

Source information: properties

Source Information (key/value) properties can be added from the second tab in the source information modal.

Properties available in this dropdown have been (externally) defined as Source Properties.

Source Information Properties

Source properties tab

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

Typically, there are more metadata properties for external (source) properties than for internal (discover) properties.

Add a property to Source Information

Select Add Property from properties tab  

More drop-down box for sources

Select More dropdown at the top of the screen to access Dataset functionality: Create Dataset and Add to Dataset.

Alternately, select the source row(s) and select More dropdown for Load Logs,Create Dataset, Add to Dataset, View/Edit General Info, and View/Edit Properties.

More drop-down box

More dropdown options

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