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Enhanced imam discover configuration

The discover option of imam command needs more detailed configuration parameters, like the import option. We need the ability to import only tables and not views, synonyms or any other objects. As this is related to our data discovery operations, there are even more things that can be suggested, but they are more general and concern the available functionality of the tool.

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  • Aug 3 2020
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? Objects other than tables are not a subject of operations like data quality, discovery, etc.
How should it work?

The discover option of imam should have additional parameters in the json file, like the import option.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification We are using this functionality for automation of data discovery activity and our terms are short.
Customer Name Unicredit
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    Guest commented
    5 Oct 12:35pm


    It is enough to have the parameters of the import option. At the current case, the user wants to import only database tables and not views, synonyms, external tables, etc. There may be another case, when some of these may be necessary, so the best way is to have enough flexibility in configuration.

    Best regards,

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    Austin Robichaud commented
    27 Aug 05:14pm

    Hi Nayden, thanks for your idea! Can you provide some additional detail? Is the user need to be able to import views or other types of metadata? What other parameters does the user need to satisfy the request? Thanks

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