Interactive Lineage hover elements

Another neat feature for our customers leveraging data artifact lineage! In addition to being interactive, the resource items now display a summary card when hovering. You can preview metadata at a glance and click through to the collection, individual tags, or to the resource itself.


Metrics update: October 18, 2021

Updated metrics tables/reports have arrived on October 18, 2021! Some reports may take 24-48 hours to reflect the new data after deploy due to sync timing.

Data dictionary has been updated to reflect the latest updates as well.

Updated Tables - For multi-tenant

  1. Events - Dataset or Project Views By Org - Name changed (from “Events - Views by Org”) and column name “dataset_views” changed to “views”
  2. Events - Searches - Last 90 Days - Fixed a bug that sometimes caused duplicate rows
  3. Membership - Daily Counts - By Org - Name changed (from “Membership - Daily - By Org")
  4. Resources - Org Owned Database connections - Name changed (from “Resources - Database connections”) and added column “owner”
  5. Tops - Bookmarks - Extended range to all users (it previously was limited to the top 10 users) and added column “displayname”
  6. Tops - Dataset Creation - Extended range to all users (it previously was limited to the top 10 users) and added column “displayname”
  7. Tops - Most Bookmarked Resources - Extended date range to all resources (it previously was limited to the top 10 resources)
  8. Tops - Most Comments - All Time - Extended date range to all resources (it previously was limited to the top 10 resources)
  9. Tops - Most Searched Terms - Fixed a bug that sometimes caused duplicate rows
  10. Tops - Most Viewed Resources - Added “catalog” type category to the resource_type variable
  11. Tops - Pageviews By Resource and Agentid - Added “catalog” type category to the resource_type variable

Updated Tables - For single-tenant

  1. Events - Dataset or Project Views By Org - Name changed (from “Events - Views by Org”) and column name “dataset_views” changed to “views”
  2. Resources - Org Owned Database connections - Added column “owner”
  3. Tops - Bookmarks - Extended range to all users (it previously was limited to the top 10 users) and added column “displayname”
  4. Tops - Dataset Creation - Extended range to all users (it previously was limited to the top 10 users) and added column “displayname”
  5. Tops - Most Viewed Resources - Added “catalog” type category to the resource_type variable
  6. Tops - Pageviews By Resource and Agentid - Added “catalog” type category to the resource_type variable



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.

Metrics update: September 16, 2021

Updated metrics tables/reports have arrived on September 16, 2021! Some reports may take 24-48 hours to reflect the new data after deploy due to sync timing.

New Tables (multi tenant & single tenant)

  • Resources - Dataset Files - A detailed listing of all (currently existing) files residing in datasets.
  • Tops - Engagement - A list of users ranked by key engagement metrics.
  • Resources - Live Metadata Assets Created - By Day - A long form series of counts of metadata assets created by date.
  • Events - Dataset Activity - By Day - A fact table containing dataset activity measurements, aggregated by UTC-based calendar day.
  • Events - Metadata Assets Activity - By Day - A fact table containing metadata assets activity measurements aggregated by UTC-based calendar day.

Updated Tables (multi tenant & single tenant)

  • Membership - Current - By Org - Added new columns for email address, user display name, org-level authorization settings, org-level visibility settings and date of most recent update to authorization settings.
  • Events - Searches - Last 90 Days - Fixed a bug that caused the counts of search results to be capped at 10.
  • Events - Downloads (previously Events - Downloads - Last 90 Days) - Extended the timeframe to all-time; added new columns for file labels and user displayname. 

Base platform data updates (single tenant only):

  • DOWNLOADS - new columns: (type, filename, filelabels) providing information about file downloads.
  • DAILY_DWEC_ASSET_FACTS - new fact table providing measurements of metadata asset activity by date.
  • FILES_DATASET_DIM - new dimension table providing information about files residing in Datasets.

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.

Metrics update: July 28, 2021

For enterprise customers, updated metrics have been released today to your Usage and Governance Reporting (ddw-metrics-*) dataset to address some minor bugs and performance improvements.

Potential observable changes:

  • For both single-tenant and multi-tenant customers, some reports were not reflecting de-provisioned user accounts. With this fix, multi-tenant customers may find a slight increase in counts in Visits - Return Visitors - Daily, Visits - Return Visitor Days, Visits - Unique Visitor Days and Visits - Unique Visitors - Monthly now properly reflecting de-provisioned user accounts in addition to active user accounts. Single-tenant customers may find a slight increase in Visits - Unique Visitors Daily and Visits - Unique Visitor Days.
  • For multi-tenant customers, under certain circumstances some reports could duplicate-count users that were members of multiple sub-organizations. With this fix, you may find a slight decrease in counts in Membership - By Date, Visits - Adoption Daily and Visits - Avg Visits Weekly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know at support@data.world or via your customer success representative.

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

Coming soon: Metrics update

On Thursday, June 10, we will be deploying a major update to data.world Enterprise Data Catalog customer Usage and Governance Reporting, which is delivered to the ddw-metrics-* dataset in your catalog.

These changes have focused on performance optimizations, increased consistency, some additional columns, and some new tables/reports. Some columns have been renamed to order to achieve consistent use and definitions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know at support@data.world or via your customer success representative.

Multi-tenant change log

Single-tenant change log (private sites & private installs)


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! 
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