Enriching a dataset with custom metadata - Cloud

Talend Cloud Data Inventory Getting Started Guide

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Data Quality and Preparation > Identifying data

Talend Cloud Data Inventory offers a way to create a structured metadata system and apply custom values to datasets.

Via the Custom attributes menu, you can create new metadata information following a set of predefined rule, to tag your dataset. You can benefit from a better documented inventory to search for datasets belonging to the same categories for example.

In Talend Cloud Data Inventory, custom attributes definitions are divided into two categories:

  • The List of values type, for which you create a list of compatible values that users will choose from.
  • The Text type, for which users can freely input a value, without restrictions.

What you are going to do is create a new metadata called To clean, giving information on the need for cleansing operations or not. The two possible values will simply be yes or no.