I was wondering: do you have any plans to grow and empower the Data Discovery section?
My team is currently working a lot in Data Governance and Accessibility and we think that Metabase could be a great place to have some things like:
- Business Glossary : pretty much the copy of what you have in your page here
- Data Catalogue: the current experience to access column descriptions etc is quite frustrating for end-users
- Data Ownership: tag the data-owners of a definition, a dashboard, a query and add a if it's been proofed by the data-owner
In general, we are exploiting at it's fullest the dbt-metabase integration and this is giving engineers a lot of documentation power... let's use it better
You want a Glossary inside of Metabase, which is similar to what was created for the documentation/learn articles? I don't remember ever seeing a request for that before, you can open a request on Github.
There were some implementations of descriptions, but there's still some requests open about expanding that further: https://github.com/metabase/metabase/issues/14596
There's Official/Verified marking on collections and questions: https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/questions/sharing/answers#question-moderation and https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/exploration-and-organization/collections#official-collections
Hi @flamber, thanks for the quick reply!
Yes exactly, our people are struggling when it comes to accessing documentation, descriptions etc and we think that among everything else having also a Business Glossary would be great.
Right now our workaround is to create it as seed via DBT and have it accessible as a table, but it's a poor and ugly solution.