Managing assets in projects
If you have the Editor or Admin role in a project, you can manage assets. You can see all assets on the Assets page in a project.
- Add data assets
- Add assets from a catalog
- Add analytical assets by clicking Add to project and then the name of the asset type.
- Edit assets
- Download assets
- Remove assets
You can edit the properties of all types of assets, such as the asset name and description. What else you can edit depends on the type of asset.
- Data assets from files or connected data assets
- Click the data asset name to open the asset. For some types of data, you can see a preview of the asset contents. To edit the data asset properties, such as its name, tags, and description, click the corresponding edit icon () on the information pane. To create or update a profile of relational data, click the Profile tab. To cleanse and shape relational data, click Refine to open the data asset in Data Refinery.
- Connection assets
- Click the connection asset name to edit the connection properties, such as the name, description, and connection details. To run discovery and add all the tables or files from the connection as data assets, select Discover data assets.
- Click the notebook name to see the notebook in preview mode. To edit the notebook with the Jupyter notebook editor, click the edit icon () next to the notebook name either on the Assets page or from the notebook preview.
- Other analytical assets
- Click the name of the analytical asset to open it in the appropriate editor tool. To edit the asset properties, such as its name, tags, and description, click the corresponding edit icon () on the information pane.
On the Assets page, the lock icon () indicates that another collaborator is editing the asset or locked the asset to prevent editing by other users.
The color of the lock indicates whether you can unlock and edit a locked asset:
- Blue: You can unlock a locked asset if you locked it or if you have the Admin role in the project. You can see the collaborator who locked the asset if you hover over the lock.
- Black: You can’t unlock a locked asset if you didn’t lock it and you have the Editor or Viewer role in the project.
When you unlock an asset that another collaborator is editing, you take control of the asset. The other collaborator is not notified and any changes made by that collaborator are overwritten by your edits.
Remove an asset from a project
If you have the Admin role, you can remove assets from the project.
To remove an asset from a project, choose the Remove or the Delete option from the action menu next to the asset on the project Assets page.
Which option you use depends on the type of asset:
- The Delete option removes the asset from the project and its associated file from the project’s IBM Cloud Object Storage bucket. For example, if you delete a notebook, the notebook asset is no longer shown in the project and the notebook file that is stored in IBM Cloud Object Storage is deleted.
- The Remove option removes the asset from the project but does not affect any associated data. For example, if you remove a connection, the connection