Profiling data assets

The profile of a data asset includes generated metadata and statistics about the textual content of the data. You can see the profile on the asset’s Profile page in a catalog or in a project. All catalog or project members can see data asset profiles.

Profiles are automatically created in these situations:

  • In catalogs, profiles for unstructured data assets are created automatically, regardless of whether policies are enforced.
  • In governed catalogs, profiles for structured data assets are created automatically.

You must manually create profiles in these situations:

  • In ungoverned catalogs, you must create profiles for structured data assets.
  • In projects, you must create profiles for both structured and unstructured data assets.

You must have the Admin or Editor role in the project or catalog to create or update a profile.

To manually create a profile:

  1. Go to the asset’s Profile page. If necessary, you are prompted to enter your personal credentials for the locked data connections.
  2. Optional. Click Select data classes, choose which data classes to include in the profile, and click Apply.
  3. Click Create profile.

You can update an existing profile when the data changes or when you want to change the data classes to include in the profile.

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