Dataset column description mass load

Is there a way to be able to edit the column description field massively. For example if I have all the descriptions that need to be input but there are datasets that have over 800 columns .... is there a way I can upload these to the dataset?



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  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    @Jmoreno

    You can't do a mass update via the UI. If you wanted to write a script to interface with the APIs it would be an option but would require a very technical resource.

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  • @Jmoreno - I would also want you to know, before you update the descriptions for 800+ fields... Those descriptions will not persist through a dataflow. Meaning that if you use that dataset in an ETL or MySQL dataflow, you will need to add the descriptions all over again.

    We only add descriptions for certain key fields or for fields that may be named similarly but have different sources or slightly different meanings.


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