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Asset Queries

Ask a question about an asset if you want a better understanding about the asset in the catalog.
You can ask a question that is descriptive, exploratory, predictive, or causal in nature. You can ask questions about all data assets in the catalog. You can add multiple questions and answers about a single asset.
For example, John, a data analyst who wants to prepare a sales report using relational tables containing sales details. The analyst opens a table containing sales details in the Catalog. After viewing the details of the table, the analyst is unsure if he can use the table for his report. He posts a question stating if he can use the table for his sales analysis in the Overview tab of the table.
A user who has access to the catalog can ask a question and answer the question about the asset. The data owner and user who asks the question can delete the question. Similarly, the user who answers the question and data owner can delete the answer.
When you delete a question, the answers associated with the questions also get deleted. The user who asks a question and answers a question, implicitly follows all the collaboration changes of the asset.

Adding Queries

You can ask a question about an asset in the Overview tab of the asset. You can ask multiple questions about the same asset. When you ask a question, a user who has access to the Catalog and knowledge about the asset can answer the question.
To ask a question, in the Questions section, enter the question, and then click Submit.

Deleting Queries

You might want to delete a question that is irrelevant. The user who adds the question and data owner of the asset can delete the question. When you delete a question, the answers that are associated with the question get deleted along with the question.
To delete a question, choose the question that you want to delete, and then click Delete in the Questions section.

Adding Answers

You can answer a question about an asset in the Overview tab of the asset. A user who has access to the Catalog and knowledge about the asset can answer the question.
You can add multiple answers for the same question. You can also mark an answer as helpful if you find the answer reliable so that the other users can consider the answer.
  1. 1. In the Questions section, identify the question that you want to answer.
  2. 2. Click Answer.
  3. 3. In the answer field, enter the answer.
  4. 4. Click Submit.
  5. 5. Optionally, mark an answer as helpful from the list of available answers.

Deleting Answers

You might want to delete an answer that is no longer relevant to the question. The data owner and user who adds the answer can delete the answer.
    1. In the Questions section of an asset, identify the answer that you want to delete from the list of answers under the question.
    2. Click Delete next to the answer.
    The Delete Answer dialog box appears.
    3. Click OK.