How Top User Expertise Is Calculated

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

Alation calculates top user expertise for a data object based on several factors:

  • Number of the user’s queries that mention the data object;

  • Number of times the user added comments, titles, or descriptions to the data object page;

  • Nomination by other users.

Each user has a Catalog page where their expertise is listed, along with the Catalog objects they are connected to and the queries they have written.