In a recent meeting, we are running up against the maximum length of the view descriptions of 4,000 characters. When someone asked the question “Can a hyperlink be added to a denodo view description?” So, I did some testing.
Denodo Virtual Data Port (VDP)
in Denodo Virtual DataPort (VDP) and the short answer is yes. However, there are a few caveats:
- When you enter the hyperlink URL under Edit > Metadata > Description the URL will not look like a hyperlink. It will not turn blue, nor act like a hyper link.
- Once the denodo view has been synced to the Denodo Data Catalog, then the link will be interpreted as a hyperlink (turn blue) and function as a hyper link.
Denodo Data Catalog
Adding a hyperlink, as expected, was really straightforward. Just a matter of editing the view description. After adding the hyperlink and saving the update, the URL will convert to a hyperlink, turn blue, and function.
Related Denodo References
Denodo > User Manuals > Virtual DataPort VQL Guide > Defining a Derived View > Modifying a Derived View