Settings View

The Settings view provides access to asset collection’s metadata. It also lets you view and modify asset collections that are included in this collection.


Included-By and Includes

These sections show the references (owl:imports) from and to other collections. Users with editor privileges for this Data Assets can modify its includes. The choice of collections-to-include is restricted to collection types that are either required or permitted for the current Data Assets. See the main Data Assets page (under Home > Create) for additional information.



This item only appears if the Data Assets is referenced by any Crosswalk mappings. It lists links to the associated Crosswalks.



Includes based on Subject Area

Asset collections that enable this function will automatically include other collections contained in the same governance area and its sub-areas (both business and data-subject areas). By default, each collection has these auto-includes disabled. Auto-includes should only be enabled for governance areas having a reasonably small number of collections.


Namespaces and Prefixes

This view lists the collection graph’s namespace prefixes, which can be used in SPARQL queries, etc. Users with manager privileges for this Data Assets can edit them using Turtle notation.

NOTE: Although comments (#) are accepted, they are not preserved.


Default Namespace

The default namespace is used to construct URIs (unique identifiers) for the classes, properties and other resources in the Data Assets. Changes to it will not impact URIs of already existing resources.


Graph URI

This is an internal identifier for any asset collection created by EDG. It can’t be changed.


External Graph URI

This option defines a URI that automatically maps with EDG’s internal Graph URI during imports and exports. RDF file import operation will automatically redirects any owl:imports statements in a file to the asset collections in EDG with external graph URIs that match those in the file’s owl:imports statements. The inverse mapping happens when graphs are exported back to RDF files: their external Graph URI is used instead of the internal urn:x-evn-master:… URIs.



This section lets you view or edit information about the Data Assets. There is a rich selection of metadata fields, and it is easy to configure EDG to include additional fields if required. The metadata is organized into sections. The view mode only shows the sections and fields that contain information, while the edit mode shows all sections and all fields.

  • Overview. This section records descriptive properties of the asset collection’s including its official name (if different from the common name or label).
  • Subject Area.This is the governance area (business or data-subject) to which this Data Assets is assigned (if any).
  • Status. The Status section records the life cycle stages of the Data Assets.