By linking terms to business rules and data monitoring processes, SAS Business Data
Network provides a single entry point for all data consumers to better understand their
data. Data stewards, IT staff, and enterprise architects can use the terms to promote a
common vocabulary across projects and business units. Collaborative creation, editing,
and deletion of terms is enabled through integration with SAS Workflow Studio.
SAS Lineage is a web-based diagram component for visualizing relationships between
objects. It is used as a stand-alone lineage and relationship viewer that can be accessed
by SAS data management and business intelligence applications. The component has
• A network diagram displays all relationships.
• Two left-to-right dependency diagrams are available: one that displays data
governance information (governance) and another that displays parent and child
relationships only (impact analysis).
The relationship information displayed in these diagrams is drawn from the Relationship
database that is a part of the Web Infrastructure Platform Data Server.
SAS Lineage can display most types of SAS metadata. This includes data objects such as
columns, tables, external files, information maps, reports, stored processes, SAS
Enterprise Guide projects and associated objects, and the levels and measures in OLAP
cubes. You can also display objects created in SAS Business Data Network, such as
terms, tags, and associated items. In addition, lineage information from third-party
applications can be imported to the relationship database using SAS Metadata Bridges.
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