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Metadata search tool

Overview

The metadata search tool scans repositories in the MoJ Analytical Services GitHub organisation for metadata files that follow a specific schema. The tool contains metadata for all the curated databases.

The metadata search tool

The tool displays the following information:

  • Column info:
    • Column name
    • Column description
    • Column data type
  • Table info:
    • Table name
    • Table description
    • Table location
    • Table data format
    • Table metadata location
  • Database info:
    • Database name
    • Database description
    • Database location
    • Database metadata location
  • Access to the data:
    • Data owners
    • Data users
  • Example code:
    • Sample SQL code
    • Sample R code

You can search for metadata based on the names or descriptions of columns, tables or databases.

Accessing the tool

You can access the metadata search tool at metadata-vis.apps.alpha.mojanalytics.xyz.

To access the tool, you must sign in using an email link or one-time passcode. To request access, contact the Analytical Platform team on the #ap_admin_request Slack channel or at analytical_platform@digital.justice.gov.uk.

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