Profiling Session Step-by-step

Working with CloverDX Data Profiler consists of these basic steps:

  1. Getting the data. Data sources which you can profile: a file (e.g. flat file, CSV or even multiple files at once), a database table or an Excel sheet (XLS/XLSX).

  2. Specifying metadata. Metadata describe the input data.


  3. Specifying metrics.


  4. Specifying sampling of the input data.

    Data Sampling

    Having performed this and all preceding steps, you have created a new Job (see the section called “Creating Jobs”)

  5. Running the job. This will produce a single Run.

    the section called “Running Jobs”

  6. Observing results of your profiling jobs.

    Chapter 6, Reporting Console.

  7. Other optional tasks, such as: exporting results, changing job settings (the section called “Modifying Jobs”), etc.