Omnata Lightning Components use Custom Objects to manage definitions of data warehouse tables and columns.
Each data warehouse table will have a corresponding custom object, and each of its columns will have a corresponding field.
These Custom Objects are created using the Setup UI, but are never populated with any data.
When Lightning Components are rendered, the associated Custom Objects are used to determine object/field permissions, build queries and determine data types.
List Views associated with each custom object are used to determine which columns are selected, as well as which default filters to apply.
The Object's label, as well as the labels of its fields, can be updated in bulk in the Setup UI.