How can I get the full context of this data?
Select Star brings together a breadth of contextual information about your datasets in one place.
You can see from one location how a dataset is being used, which other datasets are commonly used in with the data, and who uses the data.
There are a number of different ways to explore the data context, including:

Join Fields

From a table page, you can immediately see columns that are frequently used to join to other columns, identified by the
You can identify columns used to join to other tables from the database page as well, and even filter to show those columns.

Queries & Joins

The Queries & Joins tab can be especially helpful for new Analysts joining the organization who want to understand how a dataset is used.
Popular Queries shows the queries run most frequently on the database, sorted by popularity.
The Popular Joins tab shows the tables that are most frequently joined to the current table.
Recent Queries shows the 50 most recent queries run on that database since the last metadata sync. This can give a broader view of how different people in your organization use this dataset.
On each of these tabs, you can click the Query Name or Join Condition to see a sample query in more detail.
The right sidebar contains helpful information, such as the different tables used in the query and join conditions.

Related Dashboards & Tables

The Related tab on a database table shows other relevant data objects, such as other tables or dashboards.
Downstream Dashboards shows any dashboards using data from the table you're currently looking at, ordered by popularity.
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See popularity and Top Users of a table from one location to evaluate change impact.
Related Tables, similar to joins, are tables that are frequently used together in SELECT queries.

Top Users

The Top Users tab can give a high-level overview of who is using a table or its related dashboards.
Top Table Users are people or accounts who run queries on the table the most.
The Top Dashboard Users are the people who most frequently run the Downstream Dashboards connected with this table.
Dashboard pages also have a Top Users tab, which shows the people who run that specific dashboard most often.


There are two types of tags: Category Tags, and Status Tags.
Category tags are used to group information relevant to a department or project. You can have a Sales or Marketing tag to group information relevant to those departments.
Status tags are used to indicate data quality. Mark any datasets or fields as Certified, Sensitive, Deprecated, or any other status you'd use to define the state of the data.
Category tags are especially helpful for understanding the context of the data. You can click on a tag and see which other datasets have been determined by data experts in your organization to be in a similar business line.
Status tags can help understand which datasets are old and unused, as well as which datasets are actively used.
Learn more about how tags work and how to manage tags from the links below.


Popularity is calculated for all tables, columns, and dashboards in Select Star. Database pages and dashboard pages will show all items ordered by popularity.
These views can be filtered to show items with a similar level of popularity, or no popularity at all. This can provide insight into how much use the data gets.