Asset Sidebar

Here we provide a quick overview of the functionalities provided by the asset sidebar.

The asset sidebar is a reusable component available throughout the entire Y42 app. Its goal is to provide you with consistent context about all the assets available in the platform.
The sidebar consists of a set of tabs, each providing you with handy functionalities.

Metadata Tab

This tab holds the consistent metadata fields recorded for all assets in the platform, plus some additional information about version control. The fields displayed are:

  • Asset Status: A human-defined categorization of whether the asset is ready for use. Asset owners or experts are responsible for curating the status to empower other members of their organization to work with data productively
  • Description: A description of the data asset's goals and characteristics that helps identify it amongst other resources and provides data consumers with relevant context
    Tags: Identifiers that help with the categorization and discoverability of data assets
  • Asset Stewards: Individuals with obligations or rights around a specific data asset. There are three steward types:
    • Owners: The owners of a data asset are responsible for the asset being discoverable (They must populate the metadata) and usable (The asset must meet organizational quality standards, fulfills any applied contracts and freshness requirements, and the status reflects the asset usability accurately).
    • Experts: The experts holding the domain expertise about the information represented by the data asset
    • Watchers: Stakeholders impacted in indirect ways by the data asset, and that, therefore, must be kept in the loop about the ongoing conversation, status, and other metadata changes
  • Version Control: Offers information about the version control of the data asset.
    • Created: Displays who and when first created the data asset
    • Last Updated: Displays who was the last person to modify the data asset and when did that happen
    • File history: Opens a window that allows browsing the past history of the files defining a given data asset

Summary Tab

This tab shows the most relevant information about the selected asset. the pieces of information shown depend on the family of the selected asset. The potential fields are:

  • Asset Status: As seen in the metadata tab
  • Description: As seen in the metadata tab
  • Tags: As seen in the metadata tab
  • Table Context: A list with relevant information about the table, such as information about the last job run, the number of rows, storage size, and triggers for repopulating the table with a standard or incremental run
  • Output tables: A list containing the downstream tables generated by the data asset
  • Widget summary: A list containing all the widgets used in a dashboard
  • Widget preview: A small thumbnail of the widget selected in the sidebar
  • Job timeline: A component with some job summary metrics (Total, successful, invalid, and pending jobs) together with a timeline view that can be filtered by date
  • Alert definition: A semantic UI that displays the alert definition
  • Schedule: Schedule definition for the orchestration runs
  • Run timeline: Gives an overview of past runs of the selected orchestration. It's possible to filter them by date

The availability of fields in the sidebar depending on the type of asset selected is described in the following table:

Data AssetOverview Tab Fields
TableAsset Status, Description, Tags, Table Context, Job timeline, Peak Lineage
IntegrationAsset Status, Description, Tags, Output tables, Peak Lineage
SQL ModelAsset Status, Description, Tags, Output tables, Peak Lineage
UI ModelAsset Status, Description, Tags, Output tables, Peak Lineage
DashboardAsset Status, Description, Tags, Widget summary, Peak Lineage
WidgetAsset Status, Description, Tags, Widget preview, Peak Lineage
ExportAsset Status, Description, Tags, Output tables, Peak Lineage
Output TableAsset Status, Description, Tags, Table Context, Job timeline, Peak Lineage
AlertAsset Status, Description, Tags, Alert Definition, Peak Lineage
OrchestrationAsset Status, Description, Tags, Schedule, Run timeline, Peak Lineage

Comments Tab

This tab displays the ongoing conversation about the specific data asset. In the comments, you can tag other Y42 users belonging to the current organization, edit and delete your past comments, or even resolve the entire conversation.
Resolve implies permanently deleting the thread of messages attached to an asset, so use this function carefully.

Dependent Assets Tab

This tab is equivalent to a flat list view of the 'Peak lineage', allowing you to see in a glimpse all the downstream and upstream dependencies of the selected data asset

Delete Tab

This tab allows you to delete the selected data asset entirely and summarizes what downstream and upstream dependencies will be affected.