Fingerprint-fields Analyzed doesn't contain the table I want

As shown above, my Vertica Database contains many tables. Why does it analyze only a few tables? What would make it possible to analyze all tables or specific tables?

Hi @jesse1
Please post “Diagnostic Info” from Admin > Troubleshooting. Latest release is 0.37.4
Metabase will only show the tables that can be queried (eg SELECT * FROM table) with the credentials used.

Hi @flamber
The log did not report an error, but I wanted to conduct analysis on more tables and identify some columns as categories, but I found that there were several tables refreshed every time, which did not have what I wanted. Can this function be set?


  1. Post “Diagnostic Info” from Admin > Troubleshooting.
  2. I don’t understand what you mean. Fingerprinting is only done on first sync. You would have to set fingerprint=null and fingerprint_version=0 in the application database table metabase_field to make Metabase fingerprint again on next sync.


As the figure above, fingerprint is null and fingerprint_version = 0, but it was not analyzed. What is the reason

@flamber , Here you are
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@jesse1 After you have set the fingerprints to blank state, then manually start a sync via Admin > Databases > (your db) > “Sync database schema now”, and check the log for any errors via Admin > Troubleshooting > Logs. The first sync will take longer, since fingerprinting takes a while.

Otherwise you might need to start with debug logging - example:

java -Dlog4j.configurationFile="" -jar metabase.jar

Also, you should upgrade your Java:

Hi @flamber , Jesse and I in same team , we do find an error when it try to sync one table in fingerprint step , just want to know that the error will block the following tables 's sync process ?

@rickw Post the log during sync. While it should only fail on the table, we have seen some sync errors that crashed the entire sync procedure.