UW Metadata Manager, Keith A. Van Eaton, from Information Management’s Enterprise Reporting & Analytics team, has added or updated metadata objects in Knowledge Navigator.
In their ongoing partnership, the UW’s data domain stewards, subject matter experts, and metadata manager ensure metadata objects are vetted and approved so that UW data users have a common understanding around UW data.
New terms added
New structured objects or reports added
- 17 Enterprise Dashboards
- 1 UW Finance Cube
- 1 UW General Ledger Cube
- 3 tables & 70 columns EFECSDataStore database
- 6 tables & 100 columns GLDataMart database
- 3 tables & 56 columns UWSDBDataStore database
- 30 tables & 407 columns UWODS database
- 6 tables & 591 columns WDFinDataMart database
UW Metadata Objects
The Tableau visualization below shows, over time, all objects brought into Knowledge Navigator. Hover over any graphic element to get more info. https://bitools.uw.edu/t/Transitional/views/UWMetadataObjects/UWMetadataObjects?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link
UW Metadata Engagement
The Tableau visualization below shows, over time, the Subject Matter Expert who drafted a business definition and the Data Steward who approved the definition for any given data. Hover over any graphic element to get more information. https://bitools.uw.edu/t/Transitional/views/UWMetadataEngagement/UWMetadataEngagement?:showAppBanner=false&:display_count=n&:showVizHome=n&:origin=viz_share_link
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Knowledge Navigator is the UW’s metadata repository which contains information about the following collections and object types:
- Glossaries of business terms
- Database tables and columns
- Web Service resources and fields
- Cube dimensions and measures
- Enterprise reports and dashboards
Terms and objects are updated regularly. To learn more about Knowledge Navigator, where terms come from, and how they get included in Knowledge Navigator, visit the information page at https://itconnect.uw.edu/work/data/understand-data/data-definitions/.
If you’d like a demo of Knowledge navigator for your department, or if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with “Knowledge Navigator” in the subject line.