Adding field comments in dataset
When working with big data, it can be very helpful to have access to comprehensive field-level descriptions. In CDP Data Visualization, you can use field comments to provide the context and meaning of each dataset field.
The following steps demonstrate how to add description to a column of a dataset, as a
'comment'. In this example, we are using the column
ISO-compliant country code) in the dataset World Life Expectancy [data source
On the main navigation bar, click Data.
The Data view appears, open on the Datasets tab.
- In the left navigation menu, click samples.
In the Datasets area, select World Life
In the Dataset Detail menu, select
In the Fields interface, select Edit
Under Dimensions, find the field
iso_cc, and click the down arrow icon on the right.
From the menu, select Edit Fields.
The Edit Field Parameters window modal appears.
Under Field Comment, add the following text:
ISO 3166 Country Code Standard, Numeric, described in http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes. Mappings are at https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#search.
- Under Dataset: World Life Expectancy, click Save.
Click Show Comments.
- To hide column comments, click Hide Comments.