You can now share elements from the SAS Information Catalog via a URL. You can share an information asset (SAS Viya 2020.1.5 stable cadence), or share catalog search results, the asset sample data tab, column details or the discovery agents page (SAS Viya stable cadence 2021.1.3).
The “deep-linking” feature is available as of SAS Viya 2020.1.5 stable cadence. You can use the deep link feature to perform the following tasks:
When you click the link, you are redirected to the SAS Information Catalog. Here you can consult all the calculated metrics. You can assess in a few seconds what the structure and the quality of the data looks like, if there is any private data, which time period and geography is covered.
The end users get extra confidence in the report when they can consult the catalog metrics.
It becomes easy to share elements from the SAS Information Catalog and to pave the way to towards collaboration in the catalog.
You could add the link to the asset in SAS Business Data Network, in the Links section. As a reminder, SAS Business Data Network is a business glossary. The web application is part of SAS 9.4 Data Management Advanced bundle.
Note: As of SAS Viya stable cadence 2021.1.3, the deep linking feature will be available in the following SAS Information Catalog tabs and windows:
You can now share elements from the SAS Information Catalog via a URL. You can share an information asset (SAS Viya 2020.1.5 stable cadence), or share catalog search results, the asset sample data tab, column details or the discovery agents page (AS Viya stable cadence 2021.1.3).
You can use the URL to enrich a SAS Visual Analytics Report, add a reference to the asset in a third party application or simply share by email, chat. The “deep-linking” feature is the door opener for more collaboration features. I am looking forward to seeing them in the SAS Information Catalog!
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