Data Profile

Generating a Data Profile for Data Assets in Astera’s Data Governance Platform

What is a Data Profile?

A data profile provides a comprehensive overview of a dataset. A data profile can be defined as a structured summary of the content and quality of a dataset.

It involves analyzing various aspects of the data, such as its structure, completeness, uniqueness, consistency, and integrity. It also identifies nulls, duplicates, blanks, anomalies, data ranges, etc.

This document will look at how to generate data profiles in Astera Data Governance.

Previously, we searched for a specific data asset. Now, we will be generating its profile.

  1. Click on the Data Asset in the Resource Catalog.

You will be directed to the asset overview page.

  1. Navigate to the Data Profile page from the tab above.

If this is your first time generating the data profile, you will see an empty grid.

  1. Click the Run icon to run the data profile for the asset.

The data profile will start running. This will take a few seconds, depending on the number of records.

You can view the job status at the bottom of the page.

  1. Once complete, the empty grid will be populated with information regarding the source data and the date timestamp of when the profile was completed.

You can also click the Export to Excel option in the top-right corner to export the data profile to an Excel file.

This concludes the data profile generation of a data asset. In the next article, we will look into how data quality rules can be added to this asset.

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