How to create data domains

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πŸ€“ Who can do this? You will need to be a domain owner or admin in Atlan or have access through domain policies to create and manage data domains.

Data domains provide a logical way of grouping data products within a specific domain or business entity β€” for example, functions like finance and sales, business units for different products and services, regions of operation, and more. Most importantly, data domains help in fostering collaboration and promote shared ownership and domain-level governance in your organization.

Data domains in Atlan take true meaning from:

  • Key stakeholders of a specific domain and their roles
  • Data products within that specific domain

Create a data domain

To create a data domain:

  1. From the left menu of any screen in Atlan, click Products.
  2. On the Products page, click Get started.
  3. For Overview, enter the basic details for your domain:
    1. (Optional) For Cover, click the Change button to select an image from the gallery or upload an image of your own.
    2. (Optional) For Theme, choose from the available color options to add a theme to your domain.
    3. For Name, enter a meaningful name for your data domain β€” for example, Customer Service.
    4. (Optional) Click the domain iconΒ to change the icon for your domain.
    5. (Optional) For Description, enter a description for your domain.
    6. (Optional) For Owners, assign additional users or groups as domain owner.
  4. In the top right of the screen, click the Create button to complete setup.

Congrats on creating your data domain in Atlan! πŸŽ‰

(Optional) Create a data subdomain

🚨 Careful! You will first need to create a data domain before you can add a data subdomain to it.

Data subdomains help you logically segment your data domains according to business needs.

To create a data subdomain:

  1. From the left menu of any screen in Atlan, click Products.
  2. From the top right of Discover domains, select your data domain of interest. If you cannot find your data domain, click the Browse all button to view more domains.
  3. On your data domain page, under Overview, click New sub-domain to add a data subdomain.
  4. For Overview, enter the basic details for your subdomain:
    1. (Optional) For Parent domain, click the dropdown to change the data domain selection β€” for example, Customer Service.
    2. (Optional) For Cover, click the Change button to select an image from the gallery or upload an image of your own.
    3. (Optional) For Theme, choose from the available color options to add a theme to your subdomain.
    4. For Name, enter a meaningful name for your subdomain β€” for example, Social Media.
    5. (Optional) Click the domain icon to change the icon for your subdomain.
    6. (Optional) For Description, enter a description for your subdomain.
    7. (Optional) For Owners, assign additional users or groups as subdomain owner.
  5. In the top right of the screen, click the Create button to complete setup.

Congrats on creating your data subdomain in Atlan! πŸŽ‰

Your data producers can now add data products to your data domain.

Update a data domain

The domain profile includes essential details about the data domain. You can also curate what your domain users will be able to view.

To update a data domain:

  1. From the left menu of any screen in Atlan, click Products.
  2. From the top right of Discover domains, select your domain of interest. If you cannot find your data domain, click the Browse all button to view more domains.
  3. On your data domain page, the Overview tab displays important details about the domain. (Optional) From the top right, click + Add dropdown and then:
    • Click New sub-domain to add data subdomains.
    • Click New product to add data products to your domain.
  4. Under Summary, view total count of data products in your domain, information about domain owners, and domain description. (Optional) Click + Add resource to add a resource to your domain.
  5. Under At A Glance, view a total count of data products and output ports.
  6. Under Active Contracts, view a list of active contracts associated with your data domain β€” coming soon.
  7. Under Stakeholders, view a list of key stakeholders for your data domain, including their username, user role, and last accessed information β€” coming soon.
  8. Under Latest Products, view recently added and new data products.
  9. To the right of the domain profile, under Views, view a graph of total views over time on your data domain:
    • View top and recent users for your data domain.
    • View a list of data producers in your data domain.
  10. Β From the top right of the data domain profile:
    • Click the user avatars to view a list of recently visited users, total views on your domain, total number of unique visitors, and total views by user.
      • Use the days filter to filter domain views and user activity in the last 7, 30, and 90 days.
      • This feature is turned on by default β€” admins can turn off user activity.
    • Click the star button to star your domain and bookmark it for easy access.
    • Click the Slack or Teams icon to post on a Slack or Microsoft Teams channel.
    • Click the 3-dot icon to add an announcement or a resource to your domain.

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