How to download lineage

Understanding the flow of data from the source to its destination is a critical need for many organizations. To help you build trust in your data assets, Atlan allows you to view and download lineage for your data assets and share it with others in your organization.

View impacted assets

The impacted assets view includes asset metadata, BI source URLs, and Atlan URLs for both upstream and downstream assets.

 

To view impacted assets:

  1. In the right menu from any screen, click Assets.
  2. Click on an asset to navigate to its asset profile.
  3. In the asset profile, click Lineage.
  4. In the top right of the lineage graph, click the downward arrow and then click View impact to view impacted assets. Note that if the total number of impacted assets exceeds 200, you will only be able to download lineage. In the impacted assets report:
  5. (Optional) To view the source URL for BI assets, click the source URL option — for example, View in Looker.
  6. (Optional) To navigate to the impacted asset, click the Atlan URL option.
  7. (Optional) Click Download CSV to download the lineage report as a CSV file.
  8. Click Close to return to the lineage graph view.

Download lineage

You can download lineage for your data assets in a report or as an image.

Download lineage in a report

You can download a lineage report for your assets in a CSV format for further analysis. When you share the CSV file with team members, they will also be provided with the BI source URLs and asset links in Atlan. As long as they have access to the asset in the BI tool and Atlan, they’ll be able to open both directly from the CSV file.

To download the lineage report:

  1. In the right menu from any screen, click Assets.
  2. Click on an asset to navigate to its asset profile.
  3. In the asset profile, click Lineage.
  4. In the top right of the lineage graph, click the downward arrow and then click Download impact to download the lineage report for the asset. 
  5. Once the report has been fetched, click Download report to download it as a CSV file.

You will now be able to view the upstream and downstream lineage of your assets in a CSV file! 🎉

🚨 Careful! Clicking the Download Report button may not instantly result in a link to the CSV file. When you click the button, it triggers a workflow to scan assets with lineage, retrieve a list of those assets via the API, and then generate a CSV file with the lineage report. For high-volume impact reports, the workflow can take a few minutes to run before the link to the CSV file is ready. The progress bar under the button displays the status of the workflow and will turn green once all the tasks in the workflow have been executed.

Download lineage as an image

Atlan also offers you the option to download lineage as a high-resolution PNG file, providing you with the clarity you need for your presentations.

To download lineage as an image:

  1. In the right menu from any screen, click Assets.
  2. Click on an asset to navigate to its asset profile.
  3. In the asset profile, click Lineage.
  4. In the top right of the lineage graph, click the downward arrow and then click Download lineage as image to download an image of the lineage graph.

You will now be able to view a high-resolution image of your asset lineage! 🎉

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