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In a glossary you may assign the role of Steward to any group or user for any term or entire categories of terms. Stewards are users or groups of users who are assigned as point of contact to answer questions for specific objects.

Stewardship also applies to imported models and physical data models . While you may view the stewardship of a model’s contents as a column in a worksheet for objects like tables and columns, the Steward role assignment is not actually a property of a table or a column or any object inside a model content. Instead, it is a responsibility assignment on the content as a whole (the entire database import, e.g.). Thus, the Steward role assignment on these types of objects is only editable at the model content level on the object page.

The UI includes all roles, including the Steward role as a possible column in the grid view. It can be an important use case to be able to filter by steward on all the tables in the configuration .

Information note

in earlier versions of the production, stewards were the ones notified of changes to model. This is no longer the case. Instead, watchers are notified of changes to models when enabled. The migration from stewards to watchers is performed automatically on upgrade from previous versions and thus all stewards become watchers.

Information note

However, you may still take advantage of stewardship assignment at the data element (table or column) level by reusing the stewardship assignments in the glossary and define the data elements with glossary terms . In this way, the data element inherits the stewardship from the term it is classified by.

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