Automatic column-level lineage from SELECT/CREATE VIEW statements

Hubert Książek - Dataedo Team Hubert Książek 25th February, 2024
Applies to: Dataedo 23.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 24.x

Dataedo will create column-level data lineage for views and SQL queries based on the script. Just leave the "Automatic lineage" option selected during import.

How to enable automatic data lineage from Dataedo during import

If you disable this feature during import, you will still be able to trigger the automated creation of column-level lineage through the "Parse Script to Lineage" functionality, which is located in the Script tab.

How to enable automatic data lineage from Dataedo after import using Parse script to lineage

This function also works for manually added views that were created using a script, as well as for SQL Query objects.

Supported dialects

This function is available in the following dialects:

Supported SQL syntax

We support the creation of an automatic lineage in all dialects for the following SQL syntax:

  • SELECT and CREATE VIEW statements,
  • Aliases,
  • Functions and operators,
  • UNIONs,
  • JOINs,
  • Subqueries and nested queries,
  • CASEs and other logic-related expressions,
  • Not Recursive Common Table Expressions (CTE).

If any dialect supports additional SQL syntax there will be information about it on its subpage.

We do not support the creation of an automatic lineage for the following SQL syntax:

  • Statements that access nested data such JSON, XML, or objects as columns
  • PIVOT and UNPIVOT relational operators,
  • Recursive Common Table Expressions (Recursive CTE),
  • Dynamic queries,
  • Window functions.
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