Interactive lineage items

For customers leveraging data artifact lineage, the resource items are now interactive. You can click through the icons to view the respective resource pages.

Advanced Search Builder + New All Results Tab

This week, our search page got a face lift and we unveiled new tools for searching on data.world.

Explore data.world's rich advanced search syntax with the Search Builder tool on our main search page. This friendly form helps you construct more complex searches with multiple filters, logical operators, categories, and custom metadata fields. The Search Builder can be accessed by selecting the "Advanced" option above the filters list on the main search page.

This release also includes changes to our main search page. You'll notice a new layout on the All Results tab that shows the top 3 search hits by type for your term. This tab now shows more results per page and gives users a high level overview of the types of resources they can find on the platform. Hover over the circular "i" icon for more details about the result. More targeted results can be viewed on the Resources tab. You'll also notice changes to the category tabs at the top of the page. Resources, Organizations & People, Comments, and Columns each have their own tailored search experience.

The new search experience is available today for select users and will be available for all users early next week.

Beta: Postgres Proxy

We're happy to announce the beta release of our new Postgres Proxy support. Our goal is to allow any BI and data science tools which support PostgreSQL, to connect to directly with data.world. No 3rd party integration support required!

data.world provides a federated engine to query data from multiple data systems simultaneously, at the source. By using Postgres Proxy, it’s now easier than ever to extend these capabilities to your favorite analysis tools for quickly accessing and creating value from data.

To connect to data.world using the proxy, simply create a new PostgreSQL connection, configured as follows:

host: postgres.data.world
port: 5432
user: {your data.world user id}
pass: {read/write token}
db:   agentid/datasetid

You can find your read/write token in the user settings. If you have any issues or questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: for single tenant customers, set host to postgres.{site}.data.world.

Announcing new data.world Documentation Portal

We're thrilled to announce the release of our brand new documentation portal. We've remastered all our platform documentation content to make it easier to read, search, and navigate. You can now get all the answers you need in just one place!

These are some of the improvements and new navigation experiences you'll see  in our new portal:

- Home page menus

Use the top menus to navigate the documentation for specific product versions: Community docs for data.world community members and Enterprise docs, specifically written for our enterprise customers who have needs and use cases outside of the scope of our community users.

- Search improvements 

Search is one of the most important ways to find the information you need. So we’ve introduced a new search experience. When you enter a query, you’ll immediately see some suggestions. 

- Easier access to everything you need

Easy access to integrations gallery, API docs, and Grafo documentation.

Check it out at https://docs.data.world/.

Coming soon: Resource Type Search Filter

Next week, we will be releasing an update to the Search UI to include a new standard filter for Resource Type. This has been a much requested filter option to help users drill down into the specific resource types returned from search. This filter includes our common types like datasets, projects, and queries as well as custom types that are configured for your organization's catalog.

This change will also update the presentation order of the search filters as:
1. Resource Type
2. Owner
3. Status
4. Tag
5. Collection
6... Custom configured facets

DockerHub and metadata collector enhancement roundup

Our metadata collector (dwcc, aka the data.world Catalog Collector) is now available on DockerHub! Simply run docker pull datadotworld/dwcc:x.xx where x.xx is your desired version, and you're in business. It's that easy.

Other enhancements to the metadata collector:

  • Updated Domo collector to improve relationship modeling
  • Various Tableau & Manta collector fixes & enhancements
  • Denodo metadata collector support shifted to Denodo 8
  • --config-file option for metadata collector (Beta): We've heard your feedback on wanting a simplified way to manage the configurations for your metadata collectors. The config file will become the default way in the near future to set your parameters going forward. Lots more info on this coming soon! 

General Release: Column Search

We are thrilled to announce the public release of a highly requested feature: Column Search. The main search page now provides result details that match against columns in your data.world datasets and projects as well as column metadata in your catalog. Look for the new column results banner above your search results.

Clicking the banner or selecting "Columns" from the result type dropdown will take you to the column search view. Here you'll find relevant columns that may be good candidates for joining tables with data you already have, or that can help you get a good picture of the granular data included in your catalog.

Column metadata results will link you to the column details page in your catalog and results for columns in your data.world datasets and projects will take you straight to the relevant dataset workspace. Column search is available for enterprise and community users.


Informational Metadata Hovers

Not exactly sure what you are looking for in your catalog or your resources library? Tired of clicking into individual items just to discover it's not what you thought it was? Look for the new information icon on list views to see additional contextual metadata about the items in the list without leaving your current view.



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