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Enterprise Data Catalog: Data Discovery and Lineage Analysis

onDemand | Data Engineering | Self-Paced | Version 10.4

Enterprise Data Catalog: Data Discovery and Lineage Analysis

Course Overview

Gain the skills necessary to use Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) to discover and explore datasets. Using EDC, learn to perform semantic search, customize searches, analyze data lineage and impact, associate assets with existing business terms from the Business Glossary, and add custom attributes to assets. This course is applicable to version 10.4.

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After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Perform semantic search
  • Customize search
  • Configure search filters
  • View asset details
  • View profiling statistics
  • Perform quick edit of asset properties
  • View data lineage and impact details
  • Configure application
  • Review and certify assets
  • Collaborate with other EDC users
  • Follow changes made to assets
  • View transformation logic for an asset
  • View transformation logic from BDM mappings
  • View relationships between assets
  • Associate business terms with assets
  • Associate custom attributes with assets

Target Audience

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Steward
  • End User


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Module 1: Overview of Enterprise Data Catalog

  • Challenges with Enterprise Data
  • Scale of Challenges
  • EDC as a Solution
  • EDC Metadata Lifecycle
  • Assets in the Catalog
  • EDC Key Features

Module 2: Exploring the Enterprise Data Catalog User Interface

  • Logging in EDC
  • Overview of Search
  • Semantic Search
  • Searching in EDC
  • Search Options in EDC
  • Search Tabs
  • Search By Name
  • Wildcard Assets
  • Search Suggestions
  • Keyword Search
  • Double Quotes Search
  • Search Operators
  • Search Rank
  • Related Search
  • Additional Search Methods
  • Explore Search Results
  • Expand Summary of Assets
  • Refine Results Using Search Filters
  • Search for Certified Assets
  • Search for Assets Based on Rating
  • Sort Search Results
  • Export Search Results
  • Edit Properties of Assets
  • Types of Assets
  • View Asset Details
  • The People Section
  • The Custom Attributes Section
  • The System Attributes Section
  • View Data Lineage
  • View Relationships
  • Lab: Review Resources
  • Lab: Perform Semantic Search
  • Lab: Perform Wildcard Search
  • Lab: Explore the assets

Module 3: Analyzing Profiling Results

  • Data Profiling in EDC
  • Value Frequency
  • Data Similarity
  • Similar Columns
  • Unique Keys
  • Patterns and Inferred Data Types
  • Lab: View and Analyze Profiling Results

Module 4: Data Domains and Curation

  • Data Domain Overview
  • Data Domain Discovery
  • View Data Domains Associated with Asset
  • Search for Assets Through Data Domains
  • View Details of Data Domains
  • Associate Data Domains to Assets
  • Creating a Data Domain
  • Curating Data Domains
  • Accepting or Rejecting Inferred Data Domains
  • Methods to Curate Data Domains
  • Curating a Data Domain for an Asset
  • Data domain inference
  • Propagating Curated Data Domains
  • Data Domain Groups
  • Composite Data Domains
  • Lab: Create and assign data domains
  • Lab: Curate data domains
  • Lab: Curate data domains in bulk

Module 5: Enhancing Asset Details

  • Business Terms Overview
  • Association of Business terms
  • Viewing the Associated Business Terms
  • Provide Business Title
  • Inference of Business Terms
  • Curation of Inferred Business Terms
  • List of Assets in a Resource
  • Filter the Assets in the List
  • Custom Attributes
  • Types of Custom Attributes
  • Extended Custom Attributes
  • Business Terms and Custom Attributes
  • Assign Custom Attributes
  • Assign People to Assets
  • Exporting and Importing Custom Attributes
  • Lab: Associate a Business Term
  • Lab: Associate a Business Title
  • Lab: Curate Business Titles
  • Lab: Tag assets containing customer addresses
  • Lab: Add multiple business terms
  • Lab: Export/Import custom attributes to add asset descriptions

Module 6: Analyzing Lineage and Impact

  • Lineage and Impact
  • Impact Analysis
  • Lineage and Impact View
  • Controls to Customize the Diagram View
  • View Child Assets
  • Intermediate Assets
  • Exporting Lineage and Impact
  • View Connected Business Terms
  • Transformation Logic for Assets
  • Transformation Logic View Tasks
  • View Transformation Details
  • Asset Lineage Summary View
  • Asset Impact Summary View
  • Asset Control Summary View
  • Exporting Lineage, Impact, and Control Summary
  • Lab: View Lineage of Performance Report
  • Lab: Explore Data Lineage and Impact View
  • Lab: View Transformation Details

Module 7: Relationship Discovery

  • Asset Relationship Overview
  • The Relationship View
  • Relationship Diagram of Related Assets
  • Customizing the View
  • Type of Relationships
  • Lineage and Impact View Versus Relationship View
  • Lab: View relationship between assets
  • Lab: View related assets for business terms, data domains

Module 8: Tracking Asset Changes

  • Follow an Asset
  • List of Followed Assets
  • Notifications
  • In-App Notification
  • Notification Filters
  • Configure Email Notifications
  • Individual Event Email
  • Change Digest Email
  • Change Summary
  • View summary of changes
  • Lab: Track changes made to a Resource
  • Lab: Follow Assets
  • Lab: Unfollow Assets

Module 9: Collaborating on Assets

  • Review and Rate Assets
  • Filter Assets on Their Rating
  • Edit or Delete a Review
  • Average Rating
  • Sort Reviews
  • Filter Reviews
  • Certify and Decertify Assets
  • Questions and Answers
  • Deleting Questions and Answers
  • Lab: Review and Rate assets
  • Lab: Certify an Asset
  • Lab: Search based on Certified Assets and Rating
  • Lab: Collaborate through Queries

Module 10: Personalizing Search and Views

  • Application Personalization Options
  • Adding New Custom Attributes to EDC
  • Managing Search Options for Custom Attributes
  • Adding a Sort Option
  • System Attributes
  • Managing Source Information
  • Enable Filtering of Assets Through Attributes
  • Configuring Asset Types
  • Filter Panel
  • Search Tabs
  • Lab: Personalizing the Filter Panel
  • Lab: Add Customized Search Tabs

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onDemand | Data Engineering | Self-Paced | Version 10.4

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