This documentation supports releases of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization up to December 31, 2021. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Adding and managing Entity catalogs

Some environments are configured following the master lookup table configuration paradigm. In those environments, a single ETL was used to share lookup table with all the other ETLs. Entity catalog will be automatically created for each ETL that was previously being used to share lookup. It allows the user to distinguish between which ETL created an entity and which ETL added additional metrics to it afterward.

Adding an Entity catalog

  1. Click Administration > ETL & System Tasks > Entity catalogs.
  2. Click Add new entity catalog
  3. Enter a unique name for the entity catalog.

  4. Enter a description for the entity catalog that can be used to identify the relation between shares.

  5. Click Save.

To modify the Name and Description for the Entity catalogs, click .

To delete an Entity catalog, click .

Working with Entity catalogs

Click Entity catalog in the ETL Task details page to view information about its lookup tables. You can view the list of systems, business drivers, and domains imported by the ETL, including data sources and the name they will have in BMC Helix Continuous Optimization.

When two ETL tasks share the lookup table, both of them should be able to load the same entity. Whenever a new entity is defined, one of the two ETLs will load it first, in no particular order. Should you delete an entity catalog, all entries will be copied to both ETL tasks, because it is not possible to know if data for one or more entries was loaded by both ETL tasks.

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