View and Edit Object Properties

You can view and edit the properties of standalone objects such as projects, data sets, connections, and data flows.

For example, you can check and modify the access permissions to specify the users who can change or read a data set, or see the source and target data sets for the data flow.

You can use the object inspector in the Home, Data, Catalog, and other top-level pages to view and edit the properties of an object. Based on the object’s level, the properties also provide references to other objects, such as lower level objects that are part of the object that you’re inspecting and other standalone objects that are referenced or used by that object. For example, a project property provides a list of data sets that are included in the project. The properties of lower level objects aren’t part of the top-level object’s inspector (such as data set properties), so they’re not displayed as part of a project’s properties. You can inspect the properties of the following objects:

  • Projects
  • Data Sets
  • Connections
  • Data Flows
  • Sequences
  • Schedules
  • Folders

For example, perform the following steps to view or edit data flow properties in the inspector.

  1. Go to the Data page and select Data Flows, then locate a data flow whose properties you want to view or edit.
  2. Click the data flow’s Actions menu or right-click and select Inspect.
  3. In the Inspector dialog, check and modify the object properties (such as Name and Description).
  4. In the Inspector dialog, modify the object properties (such as Name and Description). Common and type-specific properties are organized in tabs in the Inspector dialog, and the following tabs are displayed:
    • General - Lists standard life-cycle properties (such as Name, Description, Created By, and Modified By) that are common to all types of object.

      This tab also lists high-level properties (such as Type, File Name, File Size, and Location), depending on the type of object that you’re inspecting.

    • Sources/Targets - Lists the source and target data sets for the data flow. The Parameter Name column is displayed if you've applied parameters to the data flow.
    • Schedules - Lists schedules for the object (such as Name, Frequency, and Next Start Time of the schedule).
    • History - Lists the recent activity for the object.
    • Permissions - Lists each user’s levels and level of permission.
    • Related - Lists objects that are related, referenced, or used by the object that you’re inspecting. The objects listed depend on the type of object that you’re inspecting.

    The Inspector dialog also displays other specific tabs (such as Data Elements, Parameters, and Data Flows), depending on the type of object that you’re inspecting.

  5. Click Save.