Query Results Cache¶
Each time you run a query, Alation caches the resulting output by default. Alation automatically saves a result page in the catalog. You can view the catalog result page by clicking More > View in Catalog in the Results tab.
Automatic caching depends on the size of the query result. By default:
All Results < 1 MB are automatically saved forever unless you delete them.
Results > 1 MB and < 16 MB are saved for the next seven days. If you want to save a result forever, click the Preserve Data link in the Results tab.
For query results > 16 MB, the first 16 MB worth of rows will be stored. If you select Download, only the first 16 MB of rows will be downloaded.
A Server Admin can manually purge saved query results as well as change the default behavior in the following ways:
The size threshold for automatically saving query results can be changed.
The length of time results < 16 MB are saved can be changed.
Automatic caching of results can be disabled entirely.
Read more to learn about configuration options for query results: