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Entities

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

Select View to display child Fields of an Entity.

View fields for entities

View Entity Fields

Entity Information: General Information

Select Edit (pencil 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

Entity InformationGeneral Information properties

Name

User-Defined or populated upon import

Business Name

Editable

Business Description

Editable

Short Name

Editable

Entity Type

Auto-Generated:

  • INTERNAL
  • PREPARE-TARGET
  • USER (USER VIEW via EXPLORE)

Stored Format Type

Auto-Generated:

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

Last Updated at

Not editable

Tags

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 plus button (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), Load Logs (if available), Dataset functionality (Create Dataset and Add to Dataset)

More drop-down box for Entities

Alternately, tick or check the Entity row(s) 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