Automation Option for Data Dictionary in X-Ray Tools

Idea created by mbalxnder on Mar 28, 2018
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    • mbalxnder

    My company is in need of creating and maintaining a Data Catalog for all of our data. Using the Export XML Workspace Document and View Data Dictionary within X-Ray is helpful to initially create one, but I would like to see a way to automate the Data Dictionary portion to .html via Python, Model Builder, something.... This way a job can run on a timely basis and update the html file for our viewers rather than a tech/analyst having to recreate it constantly. If it were just desktop users who can view metadata, this would be a moot point, unfortunately our internal web viewers are unable to access the metadata in 3rd party apps. A continuously updated web page users can navigate to will be beneficial.