The first step in analyzing the content of one or multiple columns is to define the column(s) to be analyzed. The analysis results provides statistics about the values within each column.
When you select to analyze Date columns
and run the analysis with the Java engine, the date information is stored in the studio and in the datamart as regular date/time
YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss.SSS for date/timestamp and of
HH:mm:ss.SSS for time. The date and time formats are
slightly different when you run the analysis with the SQL engine.
Prerequisite(s): At least one connection to a delimited file is set in the Profiling perspective of the studio. For further information, see Connecting to a file.