One of the most powerful features of the data.world catalog is the ability to enrich your catalog resources with custom metadata that's unique to your business.
We are pleased to announce that we've rolled out the first of several improvements to support search matches on custom metadata fields for your catalog resources.
This improvement expands the fields we match against for free text searches to include any custom metadata fields you have configured in your catalog as text or selection fields. This feature empowers your end users to search for resources by the terminology and categorizations that mean the most to your business.
In the example above, verified by and data steward are custom metadata fields defined in our catalog for tables. A search for sarah smart now yields matches where she is listed as the data steward or the person who has verified the data, in addition to any existing matching fields like owner.
Tip: You can perform more precise searches against custom metadata fields with our advanced search syntax. In the example above, a search for
metadata:"data steward:sarah smart"will return filtered results where Sarah Smart is listed as the Data Steward.
Look for upcoming releases to further support boolean and IRI-based metadata searches.