Explorer overview

Explorer enables you to navigate and focus on your data asset hierarchy and see data profiles, auto metrics, and data quality metrics associated with those data assets. Each workspace has its own Explorer tree, so when you add a datasource you can analyze its data quality inside the workspace separately from other workspaces. Thus, different groups can perform different data quality analysis on the same data, tracking what's important to them without cluttering up the Explorer trees of other groups.

The Explorer tree

When you select the Explorer tab, the Explorer tree appears on the left side of the main window. As you add datasources, they appear in the Explorer tree. You can select a datasource in the tree to configure its schemas, adding them to the tree. You can then select the schemas to configure their tables, and then the tables to configure their columns, adding them to the Explorer tree.

Explorer sub-tabs

When you select a data asset in the Explorer tree, tabs appear to the right of the tree. These Explorer sub-tabs display data quality information and configuration tools for the selected asset. Different types of data asset have different tabs based on the actions that are available for the asset type:

  • Datasources tabs: Summary and Manage Schemas
  • Schema tabs: Summary, Manage Data Profiles, Manage Auto Metrics, and Manage Tables
  • Table tabs: Table Health, Data Profile, Auto Metrics, Configuration, and Manage Columns
  • Column tabs: Data Profile and Auto Metrics


The Summary tab provides a single toggle to enable/disable all auto metrics for tables located in the selected datasource or schema. If any auto metrics aren't enabled, the toggle lets you enable them all. If all auto metrics are enabled, the toggle lets you disable them all.

For schemas, the Table Activity auto metric also appears on the Summary tab, above the toggles to enable/disable its table's auto metrics.

Manage Schemas

The Manage Schemas tab provides toggles to activate the datasource's schemas and enable their Table Activity auto metrics.

Manage Data Profiles

The Manage Data Profiles tab provides toggles to enable data profiles for the schema's tables, as well as a button to configure each table that isn't configured yet.

Manage Auto Metrics

The Manage Auto Metrics tab provides toggles to enable auto metrics for the schema's tables, as well as a button to configure each table that isn't configured yet.

Manage Tables

The Manage Tables tab provides toggles to configure the schema's tables.

Table Health

The Table Health tab shows you an overview of the health of the selected table, based on the table's metrics. Only metrics with monitors contribute to the health summary of a table— each monitored metric appears green (healthy) if there are no incidents and red (unhealthy) if incidents have occurred. Unmonitored metrics appear gray (neither healthy nor unhealthy).

This feature is in development and currently offered as beta— you can use it as-is, but improvements are underway to add more clarity and functionality.

Data Profile

The Data Profile tab shows the current data profile for the selected table or column. On this tab, you can enable/disable data profiles for tables that you add to the Explorer tree, and also generate new data profiles.

Note: only columns that have a data type of string, numeric, or timestamp have data profiles. If you select the Data Profile tab of a column that has a different data type, no data profile appears and you can't enable one.

Auto Metrics

The Auto Metrics tab lets you enable/disable all of the table's metadata metrics, and you can enable/disable each of its deep auto metrics.


The Configuration tab lets you review and edit a table's configuration.

Manage Columns

The Manage Columns tab lets you activate the table's columns and enable their auto metrics.