Views

Amorphic Views helps you create views on underlying structured Datasets. These Views can be shared with authorized users and groups across the organization.

Views

Amorphic Views page consists of options to list views or create a new View. Views are available to select in the Amorphic Views for listing purpose. You can sort through the Views using the Domain filters, create new View or view View’s details.

Create New Views

You can create new Views in Amorphic by using the “New View” functionality of Amorphic application.

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In order to create a new view, you would require information like Domain, Target Location, View Type etc. Following are the main information required to create a new view.

An amorphic view can only be created on structured datasets that the user has access to.

  • View Name: View name must be 3-50 alphanumeric, _ characters only. Your view name must be unique across the application
  • Description: Description of the view being created
  • View Type: Type of view. Eg: Standard, Materialized
  • Domain: Logical grouping of views. This will be used as schema name in datawarehouse
  • Target Location: Type of datawarehouse where you want to create the view
  • Keywords: Comma separated list of keywords. Keywords are indexed and searchable within the application. Please choose keywords which are meaningful to you and others. You can use these to flag related datasets with the same keywords so that you can easily find them later.
  • Data Classifications: List of classifications created based on different categories to protect the data more efficiently.
  • Sql statement: Sql statement used to create a view or edit a view Eg: create view as select * from amorphic.tables;

User can also create the view by using the “Navigator” which would direct the user to View Creation page from any where in the application. To get the option displayed, the user need to doble tap on “Ctrl” button in the keyboard.

Below is a simple graphic to demonstrate Navigator.

Navigator

View Details

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Upon clicking on view details under a View, the user will be able to see all the following details of the view:

  1. View Name
  2. Description
  3. View Type
  4. Target Location
  5. Domain
  6. Data Classification
  7. Keywords
  8. SQL Statement
  9. Authorized Users
  10. Authorized Groups

Along with the user input view Details like View Name, Domain, View Type etc, the details page would have.

  • Created By : User Name if the user who created the dataset and the Creation Date-Time of the view
  • Last Modified By : User Name of the user who last modified the metadata of the view

Authorized Users

This tab shows the list of users authorized to perform operations on the view. The owner, user who created or have owner access to the view, can provide view access to any other user in the system.

There are two type of access types:

  • Owner: This User has permissions to edit the view, provide access to other user for the dataset and query the view in datawarehouse.
  • Read-only: This user has limited permission to view, such as view the details and query the view in datawarehouse.

Authorized Groups

This tab shows the list of groups authorized to perform operations on Views. A group is a list of users given access to a resource, in this case view. Groups are created by going to User Profile -> Profile & Settings –> Groups

There are two type of access types:

  • Owner: This group of users has permissions to edit the view, provide access to other user/groups for the view and query the view in datawarehouse.
  • Read-only: This group has limited permission to resources, such as view the details and query the view in datawarehouse.

List Views

Users will be able to see the list of views they have access to. They can also limit the results shown per page using Results Per Page option, and can sort the them based on desired field and its order.

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