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Display column metrics

Using the information Soda Cloud discovered about your datasets during its first scan of your data, you can optionally instruct it to capture column metrics for individual datasets during the next scheduled scan. Enabling column metrics gives you at-a-glance information about your datasets in the Datasets dashboard and in the dataset’s Column tab, as in the images below.

Datasets dashboard display-column-metrics

A dataset’s Columns tab column-tab

  1. From the Datasets dashboard, open the dataset for which you want to enable column metrics.
  2. Click the link in the “Almost done!” banner, or click the gear icon on the right in the table header row.
  3. When prompted, check the box to Enable Column Metrics, then save. If you see a message that asks you to review time partitioning settings before enabling, click the link, then follow the instructions to review and set the time partitioning settings for the dataset.

During the next scheduled scan, Soda Cloud captures column metrics for each dataset and displays the information in the Dataset dashboard and in the dataset’s Column tab. Use the column metrics to help you make informed choices when you create a new monitor.

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Last modified on 15-Sep-21

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