Set Search Ranking for the Endorsement and Deprecation Flags

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation


Alation Cloud Service customers can request server configuration changes through Alation Support.

Alation Search incorporates endorsement and deprecation flags into search ranking. The extent of boost or penalty is controlled with the following flags in the alation_conf:

The default value for the is 2 and the default value for the is 0.5.

Scores that are greater than 1.0 will boost the ranking. The higher the score, the higher the endorsed objects will appear in search ranking. Scores that are smaller than 1.0 will penalize the ranking. The lower the score, the lower the deprecated objects will appear in search ranking.

For Alation to not analyze flags in search ranking, set the parameter(s) to 1.