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In this section, we provide guides and references to use the MongoDB connector.

Configure and schedule MongoDB metadata workflows from the OpenMetadata UI:

To run the Ingestion via the UI you'll need to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion Container, which comes shipped with custom Airflow plugins to handle the workflow deployment. If you want to install it manually in an already existing Airflow host, you can follow this guide.

If you don't want to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion container to configure the workflows via the UI, then you can check the following docs to run the Ingestion Framework in any orchestrator externally.

To run the Ingestion via the UI you'll need to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion Container, which comes shipped with custom Airflow plugins to handle the workflow deployment.

If, instead, you want to manage your workflows externally on your preferred orchestrator, you can check the following docs to run the Ingestion Framework anywhere.

To fetch the metadata from MongoDB to OpenMetadata, the MongoDB user must have access to perform find operation on collection and listCollection operations on database available in MongoDB.

To run the MongoDB ingestion, you will need to install:

All connectors are defined as JSON Schemas. Here you can find the structure to create a connection to MongoDB.

In order to create and run a Metadata Ingestion workflow, we will follow the steps to create a YAML configuration able to connect to the source, process the Entities if needed, and reach the OpenMetadata server.

The workflow is modeled around the following JSON Schema

This is a sample config for MongoDB:

username: Username to connect to Mongodb. This user must have access to perform find operation on collection and listCollection operations on database available in MongoDB.

password: Password to connect to MongoDB.

hostPort: The hostPort parameter specifies the host and port of the MongoDB. This should be specified as a string in the format hostname:port. E.g., localhost:27017.

databaseName: Optional name to give to the database in OpenMetadata. If left blank, we will use default as the database name.

The sourceConfig is defined here:

markDeletedTables: To flag tables as soft-deleted if they are not present anymore in the source system.

includeTables: true or false, to ingest table data. Default is true.

includeViews: true or false, to ingest views definitions.

databaseFilterPattern, schemaFilterPattern, tableFilterPattern: Note that the filter supports regex as include or exclude. You can find examples here

To send the metadata to OpenMetadata, it needs to be specified as type: metadata-rest.

The main property here is the openMetadataServerConfig, where you can define the host and security provider of your OpenMetadata installation.

Logger Level

You can specify the loggerLevel depending on your needs. If you are trying to troubleshoot an ingestion, running with DEBUG will give you far more traces for identifying issues.

JWT Token

JWT tokens will allow your clients to authenticate against the OpenMetadata server. To enable JWT Tokens, you will get more details here.

You can refer to the JWT Troubleshooting section link for any issues in your JWT configuration.

Store Service Connection

If set to true (default), we will store the sensitive information either encrypted via the Fernet Key in the database or externally, if you have configured any Secrets Manager.

If set to false, the service will be created, but the service connection information will only be used by the Ingestion Framework at runtime, and won't be sent to the OpenMetadata server.

Store Service Connection

If set to true (default), we will store the sensitive information either encrypted via the Fernet Key in the database or externally, if you have configured any Secrets Manager.

If set to false, the service will be created, but the service connection information will only be used by the Ingestion Framework at runtime, and won't be sent to the OpenMetadata server.

SSL Configuration

If you have added SSL to the OpenMetadata server, then you will need to handle the certificates when running the ingestion too. You can either set verifySSL to ignore, or have it as validate, which will require you to set the sslConfig.certificatePath with a local path where your ingestion runs that points to the server certificate file.

Find more information on how to troubleshoot SSL issues here.

Connection Options (Optional): Enter the details for any additional connection options that can be sent to Athena during the connection. These details must be added as Key-Value pairs.

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First, we will need to save the YAML file. Afterward, and with all requirements installed, we can run:

Note that from connector to connector, this recipe will always be the same. By updating the YAML configuration, you will be able to extract metadata from different sources.

The Data Profiler workflow will be using the orm-profiler processor.

After running a Metadata Ingestion workflow, we can run Data Profiler workflow. While the serviceName will be the same to that was used in Metadata Ingestion, so the ingestion bot can get the serviceConnection details from the server.

The MongodDB data profiler current supports only the following features:

  1. Row count: The number of rows in the collection. Sampling or custom query is not supported.
  2. Sample data: If a custom query is defined it will be used for sample data.

This is a sample config for the profiler:

You can find all the definitions and types for the sourceConfig here.

generateSampleData: Option to turn on/off generating sample data.

processPiiSensitive: Optional configuration to automatically tag columns that might contain sensitive information.

timeoutSeconds: Profiler Timeout in Seconds

schemaFilterPattern: Regex to only fetch tables or databases that matches the pattern.

tableFilterPattern: Regex to only fetch tables or databases that matches the pattern.

Choose the orm-profiler. Its config can also be updated to define tests from the YAML itself instead of the UI:

tableConfig: tableConfig allows you to set up some configuration at the table level.

To send the metadata to OpenMetadata, it needs to be specified as type: metadata-rest.

The main property here is the openMetadataServerConfig, where you can define the host and security provider of your OpenMetadata installation.

For a simple, local installation using our docker containers, this looks like:

filename.yaml
  • You can learn more about how to configure and run the Profiler Workflow to extract Profiler data and execute the Data Quality from here

Here, we follow a similar approach as with the metadata and usage pipelines, although we will use a different Workflow class:

The ProfilerWorkflow class that is being imported is a part of a metadata orm_profiler framework, which defines a process of extracting Profiler data.

Here we are also importing all the basic requirements to parse YAMLs, handle dates and build our DAG.

Default arguments for all tasks in the Airflow DAG.

  • Default arguments dictionary contains default arguments for tasks in the DAG, including the owner's name, email address, number of retries, retry delay, and execution timeout.
  • config: Specifies config for the profiler as we prepare above.
  • metadata_ingestion_workflow(): This code defines a function metadata_ingestion_workflow() that loads a YAML configuration, creates a ProfilerWorkflow object, executes the workflow, checks its status, prints the status to the console, and stops the workflow.
  • DAG: creates a DAG using the Airflow framework, and tune the DAG configurations to whatever fits with your requirements
  • For more Airflow DAGs creation details visit here.
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