What are asset profiles?

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Every asset in Atlan has it own asset profile, which consists of all the information available for that particular asset. After you've discovered an asset, click to open the asset profile. This view gives you all the context you need about the asset.

Components of an asset profile


This section displays important details about the asset:

For table profiles, you can also view the Columns tab. This tab allows you to update the metadata for your columns directly from the asset profile.


Lineage offers a visual representation of the sources and transformations of your asset. You can also download lineage in a CSV file or as an image from here.

Related assets

Related assets displays all the assets that have associations with each other beyond a parent-child relationship. For example, a Microsoft Power BI workspace will generally have reports, datasets, dashboards, and dataflows, all of which are related to each other.

Related assets are additionally listed in the Relations tab of the asset sidebar.

Column preview

Column preview offers a snapshot of all the columns in a data table, including the column name, data type, and description.

This will change to Field preview in the asset profile and Fields tab in the asset sidebar for certain asset types β€” including but not limited to data source fields and calculated fields for Tableau data sources, columns for Microsoft Power BI tables, fields for Looker explores and views, and more.

Sample data

Sample data shows the sample data for an asset. This helps users understand what kind of data is included in the asset and allows them to copy or export this data.

Connection admins can also enforce users to validate their credentials before viewing sample data, helping you enforce better governance across your organization.


Readme provides contextual information about the asset. It's a great place to crowdsource all the tribal knowledge and context that different users might have about the data asset. 

Asset sidebar

The sidebar to the right of the asset profile provides high-level information about the asset. Here's what you can view:

  • Overview offers a preview of the key characteristics of the asset.
  • Columns displays a list of columns in an asset, along with a search bar for quick search.
  • Relations shows a list of all the related assets.
  • Usage displays usage metadata for your Snowflake and Google BigQuery assets.
  • Lineage shows the upstream sources and downstream transformations for the asset.
  • Fact-Dim Relations displays foreign-key relationships between fact and dimension tables. Fact-dimension relationships between assets can currently only be defined and published via API.
  • Activity serves as a changelog for the asset.
  • Resources are links to internal or external URLs that help your team understand the asset.
  • Queries shows all the saved queries for the asset.
  • Requests for an asset can be filtered by their status, such as Pending, Approved, and Rejected.
  • Properties shows the unique identification number of the asset and other essential properties.
  • Integrations show Slack messages and Jira tickets pertaining to the asset.
  • Custom metadata tabs display custom metadata properties of the asset, if enabled.

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