improving documentation in scenarios

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Tanguy
Tanguy Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Dataiku DSS Developer, Neuron 2023 Posts: 112 Neuron

I sometimes find that scenarios lack documentation, particularly when it comes to documenting individual steps within a scenario.

Additionally, I am disappointed that (IMO) the new versions of Dataiku have resulted in a less user-friendly documentation experience. The 'summary' tab has disappeared, and the scenario description is now located in the right panel (as shown in the following screenshots).

dataiku v9
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dataiku v11
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In my opinion, restoring the previous configuration would make the scenario description more visible, which I believe is preferable.

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  • Turribeach
    Turribeach Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Neuron 2023 Posts: 1,708 Neuron
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    While in paper your point makes sense in realitywhat happened was that the Scenario screen was an oddity and wasn't consistent. The new design now matches all the objects in Dataiku: Flow Zones, Datasets, Recipes, Notebooks, Dashboards, etc. All of them share the same right actions pane with Details available to edit and add descriptions and labels.

    If you wish to expose Scenarios in a different way you can easily develop a WebApp in Dataiku and have full control of the UI. This WebApp can easily be used to trigger scenarios if desired.

  • Tanguy
    Tanguy Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Dataiku DSS Developer, Neuron 2023 Posts: 112 Neuron
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    Thank you for your answer @Turribeach
    . While I understand your perspective, I'm not entirely convinced this is a positive change in this case . Anyway, if I miss the "summary" tab, I am eager for the ability to comment on steps within scenarios (as mentioned in my OP). For instance, for "build" steps, I often want to explain why I'm opting for a "build only this dataset", a "force rebuild" or a "required build". Additionally, I'd like to mention that I've prevented the building of a specific dataset in the flow by explicitly requiring its rebuild behaviour to be explicit. I believe developing a web app for this purpose would be excessive.

  • Katie
    Katie Dataiker, Registered, Product Ideas Manager Posts: 105 Dataiker
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    Hi @tanguy
    ,

    Thanks for the feedback. Would adding the ability to comment on individual steps help?

    Katie

  • Tanguy
    Tanguy Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Dataiku DSS Developer, Neuron 2023 Posts: 112 Neuron
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    Hi @ktgross15
    , thank you for addressing this issue!

    "Would adding the ability to comment on individual steps help?"
    YES!


    At the risk of being insistent, as mentioned in my previous messages (but maybe my initial request was a bit vague

    • "[IMO] scenarios lack documentation, particularly when it comes to documenting individual steps within a scenario"
    • "I am eager for the ability to comment on steps within scenarios"
  • Katie
    Katie Dataiker, Registered, Product Ideas Manager Posts: 105 Dataiker
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    haha i gotcha @tanguy
    !

    added to our backlog will let you know if we move forward here

    katie

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