Managing metadata imports
You can import technical metadata associated with the data assets in your organization into a project or a catalog to inventory, evaluate, and catalog these assets.
Technical metadata describes the structure of data objects. This metadata helps users decide whether the data is appropriate for the task at hand, whether they can trust the data, and how to work with the data.
The metadata that you import can later be enriched with other information to help users find data faster and use it with confidence. Such information includes, for example, terms that define the meaning of the data, rules that document ownership or determine quality standards, or reviews.
When you import metadata, you add data assets to a project or a catalog. If you import the assets to a project, they are not visible in any catalog until you publish them. After you share them to a catalog, other catalog users can work with these assets.
Parent topic: Curating data