Ability to use business glossary item (docs blocks) as attribute definitions

Oyvind Remme 2 weeks ago updated 2 weeks ago 0

One of the most important feature I miss in SqlDBM is the ability to connect an entity or attribute to a business glossary term. It would be a simple but powerful enrichment. I propose a feature that lets the designer add a reference to a glossary item, so that the forward engineering uses the glossary definition in the corresponding entity or attribute description. 

As a DBT data engineer, I'm used to the jinja-function docs blocks, where we define each term only once and then referes to it from the yaml schema files. When the procject documentation is generated, the docs command fill inn the text from the docs block into the description. I therefore also suggest that the forward engineer yaml-generation provides the oportunity to forward the docs function.