Secoda Changelog

New updates and improvements to Secoda.

June 23, 2022

Data Profiling V2, Questions Tagging, Lineage Notifications, Tagging tables to Slack Channels..

There's many new improvements to Secoda this week. We're pretty excited to share all of these small improvements with you:

Improved search / load speed by 6x: We've refactored some of our search queries to index metadata and content in Secoda much faster.

Editable table component across the entire app: you can now bulk edit components in collections, columns, dictionary terms, questions and docs using the data table that many of you have enjoyed using. In addition, this allows editors to bulk delete, edit and customize their views to show viewers only what they need to see when looking through Secoda. We hope this change significantly speeds up your editing workflows in Secoda.

Data profiling V2:
We have launched a new version of our columns profiling, which now includes: Count, Max, Mean, Median, Min, Percent Filled, Unique counts as well as a detailed graph viewable in the column.

Markdown documentation in table descriptions:
Our column and table descriptions now render markdown. In order to write your documentation in markdown, you can double click on a description and toggle between the markdown editor and the preview of the markdown.

Questions tagging:
You can now tag resources in questions to see any related discussions to a resource. This can give business users a clear view of the types of questions others have asked about a resource and allows them to easily find what they are looking for in Secoda.

Lineage / schema change notifications:
Owners of resources now get notified when columns change or are added to a table that they are responsible for. In addition, Secoda will notify owners of downstream effected resources to make sure dashboards and terms stay up to date when there's changes associated to schema.

Link tables with Slack channels:
Each resource in Secoda can now connect to a unique slack channel. By connecting a resource to a Slack channel, data teams can monitor changes on a resource through Slack and can see a history of changes in specific channels.

In addition, we've also added a new integration to Fivetran, which you can read about below. To learn more about these changes, please visit our docs:

June 22, 2022

Secoda and Fivetran Integration

We're excited to announce our new Fivetran Integration. With this new integration, teams will be able to understand where the data in their warehouse is coming from and where is it going afterwards. The building blocks of data organization are sources that are driving data into the warehouse. Without visibility into how a Fivetran connector flows into a data source, a business user could have a more tough time navigating the data across their data warehouse.

To read more about how to configure this integration, you can visit our docs:

June 14, 2022

Side sheets, query documentation, teams & version history

This week, we’ve launched a bunch of new features that will help with organization, documentation and activity tracking in Secoda. 

You can now document queries by clicking on queries in Secoda, you can add documentation to them and share them with others. This is a big feature that a lot of you have been asking about for a long time! We’re excited to introduce it. You can now preview a table in a side sheet view before navigating to it. This is also available for columns and accessible through lineage. We found that it was difficult to know if you were clicking on the right resource, with the new side sheet, you should be more confident if you’re going to a new resource. 

You can now see an activity log of changes to each resource by clicking on the clock icon on the top right hand corner of the resource. This can show you what different users have worked on in Secoda and helps to track down changes over time. You can now see which group each member of your team belongs to and see what resources that team owns. You can use your groups to assign resource to multiple people and the navigate to see what different groups are able to use in Secoda.

In addition, we've fixed many bugs, added some UI improvements to dictionary terms and made the search much faster.