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Explore Data Publication in SAP Data Intelligence, Trial Edition

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Explore Data Publication in SAP Data Intelligence, Trial Edition
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Explore Data Publication in SAP Data Intelligence, Trial Edition

June 4, 2020
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May 21, 2020
Use publication in Metadata Management by using SAP Data Intelligence to publish the dataset, and then tag the data.

You will learn

  • How to use publish a dataset
  • How to tag a dataset
  • How to search a dataset

Publish a dataset which allows others to view or use the contents of the dataset. When a publication is created, all datasets that match the filter have their metadata extracted and stored in the Catalog. Then colleagues with the correct permissions can view fact sheets, tags, and metadata about the datasets.


Step 1: New publication of a dataset

Now that our dataset is complete we can publish and tag it to allow others users to view and search the data.

When a publication is created, all datasets that match the filter have their metadata extracted and stored in the Catalog. Then other users with the correct permissions can view fact sheets, tags, and metadata about the datasets.

  1. Go to the Browse Connection and navigate to the Contacts_USA.csv file in the CLOUD_STORAGE connection

  2. Create a new publication.

    • Click on More actions for the Contacts_USA.csv file
    • Click New Publication.
    • Use the name TrialEditionCatalog
    • Click the Publish.
    Start Publication
  3. From the monitoring tasks menu you can check the status of the publication
    Monitor tasks
    Monitor Publication

In the next section we will add tags to our publication to make it easier for other users to find

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Step 2: Check published dataset and tag it

After a dataset has been published to the Catalog other users can search for it using the keyword Contacts from the landing page of the Metadata Explorer. The search results will take you directly the catalog.
Search catalog

  1. You can also get to the Catalog from the Metadata Explorer dropdown menu
    Catalog

  2. The metadata of the Contacts_USA.csv can be viewed on the right. You can see that it is currently not associated with any tags.

    Manage tags
  3. Create a tag hierarchy

    • In the dropdown menu on the left, choose ContentType
    • From More options go to the Manage Tag Hierarchies menu.
    • Click on the + icon in the upper right corner
    • Set the name of hierarchy to ContactsHierarchy
    • Save and close
  4. Add a tag to the hierarchy

    • From the dropdown menu on the left make sure to choose the ContactsHierarchy
    • Using the More actions button select Add Tag to Hierarchy
    • Choose a name for your tag, for example Trial Edition Data. You can also choose a color of this tag which can be helpful to quickly distinguish groups of tabs.
    • Select Save
    Add tag
  5. Add tag to dataset

    • Select the Contacts_USA.csv file
    • Under Trial Edition Data tag click on More actions
    • Select Add a tag Dataset.
    • The tag is now listed in the dataset’s metadata
    Tag dataset
  6. The dataset can now be found using this search term from the Catalog search.

    Search catalog
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Step 3: Discovery dashboard

The discovery dashboard shows a summary of all the tasks that were executed, a comprehensive overview of the memory usage, and an access to the different objects such as the catalogs, the rules, and the tags.

  1. To access the Discovery Dashboard go to the Metadata Explorer dropdown menu.

    • Go to Monitor menu
    • Select View Discovery Dashboard
  2. Here you will find all the tasks you have performed so far in this tutorial and a quick way to access recently used rules, pipeline tasks, etc.

Discovery Dashboard

This concludes this tutorial on metadata exploration and self-service data preparation with SAP Data Intelligence.

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