A new way to view your lineage
Metaplane now had a list view to accompany the lineage map.
Metaplane’s lineage map makes it blissfully easy to see how data flows through your stack, starting with Fivetran, continuing all the way through your data warehouse, and ending at your BI tool. Even better, you can see that end-to-end lineage at both the column and the table level.
The lineage map is useful for tracing those flows and showing relationships, but it’s not always the best view if you’re just looking for a list of the lineage that’s upstream or downstream of a particular table, column, or dashboard.
That’s why we built…(drumroll, please)…a list of the lineage that’s upstream or downstream of a particular table, column, or dashboard.
If it sounds simple, well, sometimes simple is best. In the lineage view, if you click on either the “upstream” or “downstream” button, you’ll see the direct (the data immediately flows to this table, column, or dashboard) and indirect (the data flows through another table or column first) lineage for whatever object you’re looking at. This lineage is broken down by the number of “hops” it is from the object you’re looking at. So, if data flows from your transactions table to your sales table and then to your revenue table, your revenue table will appear as two “hops” away from your transactions table.
We hope this makes your life just a little bit easier, and stay tuned—we have more lineage updates to come.