[FEATURE REQUEST] : Metadata "browser"

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r.zegwaard
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[FEATURE REQUEST] : Metadata "browser"

Post by r.zegwaard » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi All,

When developping / debugging flows, i often have to look in to the metadata of jobs.
To do this, i usually select a connection and change one of the properties to "... with variables"
The i can edit the variable and at last look in to the metadata of the job.

It would be very handy to be able to right-click a job in the flow and have an option "view metadata"...

Robert

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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] : Metadata "browser"

Post by bens » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:13 am

Hi Robert,

I can perhaps offer a workaround already: if you enable the jobs pane you can right click the header and in the popup menu select "Show columns". There you can enable up to 5 custom columns. If you right click the header of a custom column, you can set its header and value. And for the value you can use a variable or a script expression to read specific parts of the metadata. The column will update when you click on a folder containing jobs.

Hope this helps,
Ben

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Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] : Metadata "browser"

Post by gabrielp » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:43 pm

Yeah, this is a common complaint and I'm right there with you. It's annoying that you have to stop the flow and manipulate a connection property or whatnot to explore the metadata values. While this doesn't give you all metadata, this script outputs all private data and a list of datasets for a particular job, so its helpful for debugging: https://github.com/open-automation/swit ... ket-export
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