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  1. Export search results to CSV

    After searching through the catalog for a list of specific items, it would be great if we could export that list as a csv. For example a manager may request a list of all the data-sources owned by their team, or auditors may want a list of data sources that contain specific fields.

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    • Allow external experts to be added to datasources

      Due to the one catalog per organisation limitation we have had to set up a new organisation for our Data Catalog. Because of this we can't list any experts on our data sources as they are not part of the 'catalog' organisation.

      The ability to add external email addresses as experts would let us overcome this issue.

      This would also be valuable as we rely on a number of data sources from external agencies, and would like to be able to list their contact email as an expert also.

      3 votes
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      • 1 vote
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        • Option to open SQL Connections in SSMS

          The majority of our users query databases using SQL Server Management Studio rather than SSDT. It would be great if SSMS was one of the options in the "Open in" dropdown list.

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          • Delete/Flag deleted fields / tables on data source updates

            Somehow the data source update process needs to cope with deleted tables and fields.

            We are often renaming fields/table and deprecating them and this is an area that allows the ADC to get out of sync with the actual data source.

            Either a hard delete or even some kind of soft delete method would be good. Please also allow this to be automated

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            • Support Relationships for SSAS Tabular sources

              Please provide downstream relationships available to tables. E.g. in a Customer -> Sales <- Dates simple star schema and a Purchases <- Dates star schema in the same model,

              Customer would relate to Sales and Dates
              Purchases would relate to Dates
              Sales would relate to Customer and Dates
              Dates would relate to Sales, Purchases.

              This would help our analysts understand what could be used with what

              2 votes
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              • SSAS Tabular - Please allow identifying the table of a measure

                Currently each measure is a global object and has no relationship to the table that it is actually in. With a very large model, this makes users life more difficult than it needs to be.

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                • Security Scope Change

                  I'd like the boundary for security not to be at the subscription level. I have a customer who has a data as a service model who would like to deploy a data catalog per each customers. With the current security model this isn't easily doable

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                  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to tag columns and objects when doing data profiling.

                    Applying Artificial Intelligence to tag columns and objects when doing data profiling. For example, when profiling and the field is FName, you look at the data and provide a confidence that this is First Name.

                    4 votes
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                    • Service Principal Access

                      To enable non-interactive automation scenarios it should be possible to connect as a service principal

                      2 votes
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                      • Azure Data Catalog SDK

                        There is currently no SDK for querying or interacting with ADC. The only option at the moment is via the REST API

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                        • On-premise data catalog capability embedded into SQL Server

                          Give choice to those customers that want to have hybrid cloud to provide data catalog features through SQL Server.

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                          • Make the Azure Data Catalog Client hi-DPI aware

                            The client application which is downloaded and installed, is not high-DPI monitor aware. The result is that when used with a 4K or 3K monitor, the resultant font sizes are terribly small. Small font sizes degrade usability and accessibility. Please make the application high DPI aware.

                            4 votes
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                            • Scheduled Update of Data Source Metadata

                              data sources can be updated frequently - currently, a manual update is required to keep fields/tables in sync.

                              require the ability to schedule updates

                              10 votes
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                              • Relationship & Lineage

                                1. See where data comes from
                                2. Find related data assets
                                3. Find dependencies (upstream/downstream)
                                4. Auto-recognize relationships/lineage
                                5. Add/manage/annotate relationships

                                16 votes
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                                • SSAS Tabular Integration

                                  1. Grab data models or data from ADC from Visual Studio.
                                  2. View metadata from ADC from w/in Visual Studio.
                                  3. Share queries/models directly from Visual Studio
                                  4. Data source connection assistance
                                  5. Metadata entry from data source in ADC --> SSAS data model
                                  6. Metadata entry in Visual Studio --> ADC
                                  7. Lineage and usage viewable during authoring/selection

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Power BI Integration

                                    Allow tight integration between Power BI and ADC.

                                    1. Publish Power BI models to ADC.
                                    2. Grab data models or data from ADC from Desktop/Service.
                                    3, View metadata from ADC from w/in Power BI Desktop/Service.

                                    will add more in a moment.

                                    39 votes
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                                    • Azure Data Catalog open Power Queries in Excel

                                      Allow Azure Data Catalog to enumerate the Power Apps/PowerBI CDS and open in Excel. Also allow connections such as SQL tables to have a defined Power Query to open in place of the direct table as governed by an admin/expert.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Allow Azure Data Catalog to discover SAP BEx Queries

                                        Provide the capability for Azure Data Catalog to discover/crawl/catalog BEx queries developed against SAP BW data sources.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Data Catalog - show more detailed progress

                                          Azure Data Catalog does not indicate any progress other than % completed. It would be hugely useful as each name of objects being registered is shown during the registration process.

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