Propagating classifications through lineage

Classifications on table columns can automatically apply to other tables where the same data is found when the data transformations are captured in lineage.

Viewing propagated classifications

When you look at the classifications assign to an entity, you can see which classifications where originally assigned to this entity and which were propagated here through lineage. From the Classifications tab, you can:

  • Show or hide propagated classifications (Show Propagated Classifications button)
  • Navigate to the original entity where a classification was assigned (Propagated From button)

Navigate to the source of the classification

Setting propagation behavior

You can set propagation for a classification when you create the classification or in the lineage for an entity where the classification is assigned:

  • Set propagation at the time when the classification is associated with an entity or term.

  • Set propagation at a specific point in the lineage.