Viewing the Avro Schema Catalog Page

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

When you navigate to the dedicated page of a NoSQL schema, it will show all the data objects or data types loaded for this schema under the Schema field:

  • Key data type name property

  • Type data type definition

  • Title the title property, if applicable

  • Description the description property, if applicable

On this page, you can also view the Version History for the schema, if  versioning is enabled for this VDS:


Other Metadata

The Avro schema page includes the Other Metadata field. This field will list any Avro data type properties that are not included in the Alation’s logical model for Avro format and are not required by the NoSQL API but were loaded in addition to the required properties.


The Alation model uses the properties name, data type, title, and description to build the Schema table on the catalog page of a schema. If any other properties were loaded for the data types in this schema, they will appear under Other Metadata.

 Viewing the Catalog Page for an Avro Data Type

You can drill into each data type by clicking its name - to open its dedicated catalog page. Note that if schema versioning is enabled for this VDS, you will be able to access it from the catalog pages of the child objects of this schema.

Sample Page for the Array Data Type:


Sample Page for the Primitive Data Types: