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April 06, 2022
February 23, 2022
Public preview: Public tags that provide less strict access control as compared to private tags for searching and viewing tags is rolled out to all Data Catalog regions with minimal disruption and in a controlled way. Public tags support simple search and search with predicates while private tags support only search with predicates.
February 15, 2022
February 03, 2022
In the Data Catalog table details page, there is now an additional section called Schema and column tags that lets you view the applied schema and their values. For more information, see View table details.
January 20, 2022
Public preview: Creating rich-text overview and adding data stewards to your data entries is rolled out to all Data Catalog regions with minimal disruption and in a controlled way. For more information, see Create tag templates, tags, overviews, and data stewards.
December 16, 2021
Starring is now generally available (GA). You can now mark your favorite entries as starred and see them on the Data Catalog's main page in the corresponding list. The list of starred entries is private to you.
October 26, 2021
Data Catalog is now available in two new North Virginia regions (
September 29, 2021
The catalog.search API method now returns the
description of an entry in
March 08, 2021
Data Catalog is now available in Toronto (
northamerica-northeast2), Melbourne (
australia-southeast2), and Delhi (
January 05, 2021
Data Catalog is now available in Warsaw (
November 30, 2020
Exposed modification time as an attribute in the results of search API.
November 11, 2020
Data Catalog is now available in Singapore (
October 17, 2020
Data Catalog is now available in Tulsa (
us-central2) and the Asia multiregion (
October 05, 2020
The description field in the
TagTemplateField resource is now visible.
September 23, 2020
Exposed API for a policy tag manager:
PolicyTag messages and RPCs.
September 04, 2020
Data Catalog is now available in Jakarta (
July 24, 2020
Data Catalog is now available in Seoul (
July 20, 2020
Data Catalog is now available in Salt Lake City (
us-west3) and Las Vegas (
June 14, 2020
Exposed the new
RenameTagTemplateFieldEnumValue API method.
May 07, 2020
Added an enum value for BigQuery materialized views in the
TableSourceType of the entry API resource.
April 30, 2020
Data Catalog is now generally available (GA). - The Data Catalog v1 API, gcloud commands, and UI are now available. For details, see the API reference. Code samples throughout the documentation have been updated to use the new API. - Data Catalog has been regionalized, and now hosts user metadata in 23 regions worldwide. - Billing has been enabled for Data Catalog API calls and storage using all supported resources. For more info, see the pricing page.
March 12, 2020
Support for custom entries is now in beta. This feature lets you ingest metadata of any type, so it can be tagged and searched in Data Catalog.
January 27, 2020
Data Catalog users, when creating a tag template, can now specify an attribute as required (Beta release). A tag cannot be created unless all the required attributes are populated with valid values. For an example, see Create a tag template and attach the tag to your table.
January 21, 2020
IAM policies are no longer available for individual entries, but still are available for tag templates and entry groups. With this change, users will not be able to set ACLs for individual entries such as filesets, only for tag templates and entry groups. Each fileset belongs to an entry group and an entry group can contain multiple filesets or entries.
This change is relevant to users who have created filesets in Data Catalog. Data Catalog users who do not have filesets are not impacted by this change.