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Avro Files

To create Avro file structure, perform the following steps:

  1. Select either Local or Cloud option listed in the File Type. The option Local allows you to select the .avsc file from your local machine whereas the option Cloud allows you to select the .avsc file from the cloud server where the data has been stored.

    1. If Local is selected in the File Type, then click Browse button in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel to search the file on the local machine.

      1. Click the Read File Structure button to import the file in the below panel. The panel will display all the file columns, once successfully imported.

      2. Select the sensitive type from the drop-down listed next to each column. This allows you to select the sensitive type which is best suited for each column. The drop-down displays the list of all Pre-defined and User Defined Sensitive Types.

      3. Click the Sort button to sort the columns which are imported successfully from the selected file. By default, the sorting is done in the ascending order.

      4. Click the Save button. This will save the structure details. The details are displayed on Structure List screen. Click the Cancel button if you do not want to save the changes.

    2. If Cloud is selected in the File Type, then click the Browse button in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel to search the file on the local machine.


      This opens-up the side window which displays the list of all the objects in a cluster for the selected module.  This screen is divided into two panels:

      1. The top panel displays the information for the selected module and cluster. To change the module, click the Select Module drop-down. This will list all the modules of the application. There are five modules i.e., File, Hadoop, AWS, Azure and GCS. Similarly, if you want to change the cluster, click the Select Cluster drop-down.


        In the same panel, you can also view the IDP status for each selected module.


      2. The bottom panel i.e., Hadoop File Browser displays the list of all the directories and the objects for the selected module and cluster. This panel is further divided into two panels:

        *Note: The browser name changes based on the module selected in the Select Module drop-down.

        1. The left panel displays the list of all the directories associated to a selected cluster. You can also search the directory name by typing the name in the field provided just before the Expand button. The Expand button is enabled only when you search data in the textbox.

        2. The right panel displays the list of all the files and folders which are stored in the selected directory. To select any file or object, click the specific file name.

          To refresh this panel with the updated information, click the Refresh button on the top right corner of the panel. If Is Recursive feature is enabled, you can search any file in the parent directory and its sub directories. However, if this feature is disabled, search will happen only in the parent directory.

          You can also configure the columns in this panel. Using this option, you can re-arrange the columns as per your requirement. To know more, visit Common Controls.


          Select the file in the panel. Click the Select button to import the file. 

        3. Click the Read File Structure button to import the file successfully in the Assign Sensitive Data Type panel.

        4. You can sort the columns of the imported file in both ascending and descending order. By default, the columns are displayed in the ascending order.

        5. Select the sensitive type from the drop-down next to each column name. This allows you to map the column with the Sensitive Type information that it holds. This drop-down displays the list of all the Pre-defined and User defined sensitive types.

        6. Click the Save button. This will save the structure details. The details are displayed on Structure List screen. Click the Cancel button if you do not want to save the changes.

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