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Data Profile Page

The Data Profile page is the source of knowledge for your data (or content, query, and tool). They are a combination of automated and manually curated context that produces rich, always up to date profiles for your data

This page will help you navigate and understand what’s on the Data Profile page

Overview of the Data Profile Page

The Data Profile page allows you to:

  • See insights about how the data is used and how trusted the data is

  • Understand the lineage of the data and it’s connections

  • Assign owners, stewards, classification

  • Link collections and tags

  • Capture knowledge like access, verified user cases and questions

  • Navigate to linked collaboration channels that discuss the data item

Any updates to the Data Profile page is automatically sent to users that have used the data within the last 30 days via their homepage feed or K Daily Briefing. To subscribe to alerts for any changes, click the Follow button on the Data Profile page

Exploring the different tabs

A Data Profile page will have up to 7 different tabs:

  • Columns Tab (Applicable to Table Profile): Detail all the columns in the table

  • Sheets Tab (Applicable to Report Profile): Detail all the sheets in the report

  • Details Tab: Contains information like a description, properties, additional links added, and issues

  • Knowledge Tab: Contains questions, notes, and other documentation. You can raise a question about the data item and it will be automatically sent to the Data Stewards and Top Users. When they answer the question, you will receive a notification in your feed.

  • Usage Tab: Shows you a how the table has been used over time. Use this to see which teams and people have used the data over time.

  • Joins Tab: Shows you what other tables joins to this table. Click on the joins to see more details

  • Lineage Tab: Shows you downstream and upstream lineage of this data visualised

  • Related Tab: Shows you other items that may use or connect to this table. Find queries, groups of tables or reports.

  • Changes Tab: Shows you any schema changes to the table. Changes can be added that can be notified to the table users.

Updating Data Profile details

In addition to the standard description field K can help fast track the update by:

  1. Displaying comments included in Snowflake tables under the Other Details section.

  2. Suggesting Terms that could be linked based on words located in the data asset name and description.

Contributing to the Data Profile and Knowledge Base

There are a few ways you can help build the collective data knowledge base on this profile base.

  • Help add relevant collections and system tags: This will help others understand more about this data item. Labels that have the 'A' symbol are automated system tags calculated by K (e.g. usage)

  • Help people understand more context about the Data item by clicking on the Details Tab and help add:

    • Description: A way for teams to help explain how this data item is used and any relevant context

    • Terms: Link terms used in the data item to glossaries in K.

  • Help fill in any blanks on the Data’s profile. This could include:

    • Business Name: A common name that the business refers to this data item

    • Domain: Which area is this data item used in

    • Verified Use Cases: Confirm how this data is used. Note: Adding verified use cases will help improve the trust score of this data item

    • Classification: Help confirm if this is Confidential or Highly Restricted data

    • Data Owner and Steward: Help confirm who own and governs the data

  • Help build the data lineage by visiting the Lineage Tab to add manual links

    • You can add upstream or downstream links

  • Help add known issues on the Issues Tab so that other users know what else to look out for when using the data

    • If your team manages data issues via JIRA, your administrator can link Jira to K. After Jira is linked, when you click on ADD in the Issues tab, a pop-up will appear allowing you to select the correct Jira project

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