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Connections

Connections are assets representing the sources of data in Neebo. These are your external databases, Datameer workbooks, and each file upload that is turned into a dataset. They enable you to browse through your connected datasets and add metadata to document the connection's role in your data landscape.

Connections can be followed to receive notices in your activity feed when Neebo's regular introspection process adds new datasets from the connection.

Browse connected datasets#

The Datasets section of the connection detail page lists every dataset stored on the connected data system. Click on any of these listings to be taken to the individual dataset's detail page.

Metadata#

The connection detail page displays user and machine-created metadata to help you better understand where the connection comes from, what it contains, and how it is being used in Neebo.

Metadata fields

Name#

Names can be up to 100 characters, cannot start with an (_) character or a space, and cannot contain a (`) character.

Connection names are initially inherited from the source database, Datameer workbook, or other connected system they represent. This name can be changed by the owner of the connection asset in Neebo and by Neebo administrators.

Description#

400-characters to provide as much description as possible about the connection and its role in your organization's data landscape. The more a connection is documented, the better everyone will be able to understand the datasets it contains.

The description can be edited by the connection's owner and by Neebo administrators.

Dates#

Displays the dates on which the connection was created and last modified. A connection is considered to have been modified whenever the title or description is edited. The last modified date is used to sort some search results.

Tags#

Tags help quickly identify, search for, and categorize assets in Neebo. Add some here to make this connection easier to find and easier to tell apart from the rest of your data systems.

A tag can be up to 80 characters (spaces are not allowed). Clicking on a tag launches a search for all assets with that tag in Neebo.

Tags can be edited by the connection's owner and by Neebo administrators.

Following#

Shows the number of users following the connection and is also a toggle button so that you can follow/un-follow the connection.

Anyone can follow or un-follow a connection. Anyone following the connection will receive a message in their Activity panel when new datasets from the connection are introspected and when the connection's name, description, or tags are edited.