Adding a description to a dataset column - Cloud

Talend Cloud Data Preparation User Guide

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Cloud
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English (United States)
Product
Talend Cloud
Module
Talend Data Preparation
Content
Administration and Monitoring > Managing connections
Data Quality and Preparation > Cleansing data
Data Quality and Preparation > Managing datasets

If you need to add more context to a column or to leave instructions to a collaborator, you can add a description to each column of your dataset or edit an existing one.

About this task

You need the Dataset Manager role to create and edit descriptions. For more information about roles, check Talend Cloud Management Console documentation.

The descriptions are available in read-only mode on preparations.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Sample view of the dataset.
  2. With the Grid display mode, click the icon in the column header.

  3. Select the Description tab.
  4. Add the description and click Save.

Results

The description has been added. Columns with descriptions are marked with the icon.

Note: When using the lookup feature in Talend Cloud Data Preparation, comments previously added in the lookup dataset via Talend Cloud Data Inventory will be displayed in the preparation.