Mapping Navigator metadata to Atlas

You must validate the Navigator to Apache Atlas migration by reviewing the list of metadata mapping and its types that are migrated from the Navigator.

Use this topic as a checklist to help you validate the migration of metadata from Navigator to Atlas.

User-supplied metadata mapping

The following user-supplied metadata is migrated to Atlas, including definitions and assignments to entities. Enumerations defined in Navigator are created as instances of the enumeration type in Atlas.

Navigator Construct Atlas Construct
Tag Label
User-defined properties User-defined properties
Key Key
Value Value
Managed Properties Business Metadata Attributes
Namespace Business Metadata name
Namespace description Business Metadata description
Property Name (original name) Attribute name
Classes (entity types that property can be assigned to) Applicable Types (entity types that property can be assigned to)
Display Name Display Name (not used in the UI)
Property description Description (not used in the UI)
Multivalued Enable Multivalues
Type (Text, Number, Boolean, Date, Enumeration) Type (string, Boolean, byte, short, int, float, double, long, date, enumeration)

Policy mapping

Navigator policies provided the ability to apply metadata to Navigator entities. They do not have an equivalent function in Atlas and are not migrated. You may be able to implement similar functionality through data profilers in the Data Catalog. You can create a report of Navigator policies using the Navigator API, for example, use a GET call to the /policy API:

curl -X GET "<navigator host>:<port>/api/v14/policy" -u <username>:<password>

Technical metadata mapping

The migration process maps all the needed technical metadata for entities from Navigator to be represented in Atlas. There are some instances where the migration has to convert data from one type to another or generate new content to conform to the Atlas data model. The details of the entity mapping are exhaustively described in the Atlas technical metadata transition reference.