After creating a source/entity in Qlik Data Catalyst, when the source description is updated via source->entitiy->business description.
The business description is not a custom property. In Qlik Data Catalyst, two representations of each entity are maintained: EXTERNAL and an INTERNAL.
- External represents the data at the source, ie. mainframe PIC x(9).
- Internal represents the entity within QDC, ie. STRING.
When updating the description in the Source module, which is the external. To have the description appear in the catalog, it needs to be maintained in the Discover module, which is for the internal entities.*Note: In the Admin module you can import business names, descriptions, and tags via import/export. When doing so it gives you an option to update the external, internal, or both.