The Datasets panel allows you to easily view, add, edit, and configure datasets, which represent the information contained by databases and other systems. While Fides can create an internal dataset for standardized SaaS connections, your owned databases - and their custom schema - need to be scanned and annotated for personally identifiable information (PII).
Adding a dataset
Datasets can be added to the Fides UI by connecting to your owned databases, which will automatically generate a dataset of the contained tables. To add a new dataset, select Create new dataset from the Datasets panel.
You will then be given a list of options for creating your new dataset:
Connect to a database
To generate a dataset by connecting directly to a database, select Connect a database using a connection URL.
You will need to provide your database type from the dropdown, as well as the database URL string.
Once the required information is entered, select Create database. Fides will display a success notification when the process is completed.
With your databases connected and your SaaS applications configured, you're ready to process a DSR!