Supported data sources for metadata import and metadata enrichment
The following table lists the data sources from which you can import metadata and against which you can run metadata enrichment.
For metadata enrichment, a corresponding connection asset must exist in the project. If the asset types imported from a specific connection don't allow for enrichment, not applicable (abbreviated to N/A) is shown in the Metadata enrichment column.
1 With Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS, you add data and COBOL copybooks assets from mainframe systems to catalogs in IBM Cloud Pak for Data. Copybooks are files that describe the data structure of a COBOL program. Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS helps you create virtual tables and views from COBOL copybook maps. You can then use these virtual tables and views to import and catalog mainframe data from mainframes into IBM Cloud Pak for Data in the form of data assets and COBOL copybook assets.
The following types of COBOL copybook maps are not imported: ACI, Catalog, Natural
Restriction: You can't import COBOL copybooks larger than 1 MB.
When the import is finished, you can go to the catalog to review the imported assets, including the COBOL copybook maps, virtual tables, and views. You can use these assets in the same ways as other assets in Cloud Pak for Data.
For more information, see Adding COBOL copybook assets.
2 Table and column descriptions are imported only if the connection is configured with one of the following Metadata discovery options:
- No synonyms
- Remarks and synonyms
Parent topic: Curation