How to use Atlan's Chrome extension

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Install the extension

To install Atlan's Chrome extension:

  1. Find the extension in Chrome's web store:
  2. In the upper right of the page, click Add to Chrome.
  3. When prompted for confirmation, click the Add extension button.

Configure the extension

To configure the Chrome extension, once installed:

  1. From your browser's menu, navigate to Window and then Extensions.
  2. In your list of extensions, find the Atlan extension and click Details.
  3. Towards the bottom of the table, click Extension options.
  4. In the new Options tab this opens:
    1. Enter the URL for your Atlan instance, and click Continue.
    2. When successful, you will see the message Successfully connected with Atlan.
  5. You can close both the Options tab and the Extensions tab.

The extension is now ready to use! πŸŽ‰


πŸ€“ Who can do this? Anyone with access to Atlan and a supported tool. You will need to first log into Atlan.

Access and enrich context in-flow

To access context for an asset, from within a supported tool:

  1. Log into the supported tool.
  2. Open any supported asset.
  3. In the lower right corner of the page, click the small Atlan icon.
  4. In the sidebar that appears:
    • Click the tabs and links to view all context about the asset.
    • Make changes to any of the metadata you'd like.

Now you can understand and enrich assets without leaving your data tools themselves! πŸŽ‰

πŸ’ͺ Did you know? Your permissions in Atlan will control what metadata you can see and change in the extension.

Search for metadata

To search for context for any information on any website:

  1. Select the text you'd like to search on the web page you're viewing.
  2. Right-click, and then select Search in Atlan 🏑.

The extension will open a new browser tab on Atlan's discovery page, with the results for that text! πŸŽ‰

Supported tools

Currently the Chrome extension supports assets in the following tools:

  • Looker (dashboards)
  • Tableau (dashboards)
  • Salesforce (non-Lightning experience)
  • Snowflake (via Snowsight schema explorer: tables, views, databases, schemas)

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