Why Aren't Record Counts Computable by Default?

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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

In my DSS flows, I always activate record counts to check the volume of my datasets. However, it is cumbersome to activate them one by one, and it seems that it is not possible to activate them by default for an entire project.

Why doesn't DSS allow this?


Operating system used: RHL 8

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  • Turribeach
    Turribeach Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Neuron 2023 Posts: 1,717 Neuron
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    Because computing them requires extra CPU cycles so it's not something Dataiku would mandate needs to be done by default. Then there is the "tyranny of the default" which means that most people won't change defaults so defaults have to be thought with that in mind.

  • tgb417
    tgb417 Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron 2020, Neuron, Registered, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Finalist, Neuron 2021, Neuron 2022, Frontrunner 2022 Finalist, Frontrunner 2022 Winner, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Participant, Frontrunner 2022 Participant, Neuron 2023 Posts: 1,595 Neuron
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    @tanguy
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    I’d suggest that you put this in as a product idea. I would also love not to have to go to each dataset I create and set a the flag to computer the counts. I’d also love not to have to refresh the screen [CMD]+R on Mac or (Ctrl)+R on PC to get the date to update on the hover for data objects.

    I’d think that I’d like the feature on the individual account level. So my behavior is different than others behavior when it come to this aspect. @Turribeach
    brings up a good point about the tyranny of defaults.

  • 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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