Proactive Incident Prevention

This page helps you identify how to make changes to your data without negatively impacting anything else in your data stack.

  1. Understanding your dependencies - In Metaplane, in entity list pages, alongside schema, table, and column names, you’ll see icons for objects that are heavily queried and/or have downstream dependencies.
    These should provide a starting place for deeper investigation on who and what your changes will potentially impact.
  2. To go one level deeper in your dependency exploration, click into the table or column name that you’re interested in. Once you’re at the table or column name page, use the “Lineage tab” to see column level lineage.
  3. If your upcoming change involves making an update to a dbt model, integrate our Github app, your dbt instance, and use our Data CI/CD features to forecast how your data will change.