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Defining and Managing Categories

Categories enable you to define groupings of schemas in the Data Catalog; each schema can belong to any number of categories (including zero). Then when you search for a schema, you can use the categories as filters.

Defining a Category

To create a category:

  1. Click the Data Catalog icon on the left.

  2. Click Categories.

    The system displays any existing categories.

  3. Click New Category in the upper right.

  4. For Name, enter a short, unique name.

    Category names cannot differ only by case. For example, you cannot have a category named sample and another category named SAMPLE.

  5. Click Submit.

Renaming a Category

To rename a category:

  1. Click the Data Catalog icon on the left.

  2. Click Categories.

    The system displays any existing categories.

  3. Click the Edit icon in the row for the category.

  4. For Name, enter a new name.

  5. Click Submit.

The category name is automatically updated in all places where it is used.

Deleting a Category

To delete a category:

  1. Make sure that no schema belongs to this category. To do this, display the Data Catalog, filter to this category, and edit the schemas as necessary.

  2. Click the Data Catalog icon on the left.

  3. Click Categories.

    The system displays any existing categories.

  4. Click the Delete icon in the row for the category.

  5. Click Delete to confirm this action.

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