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  1. allow branding of the Azure Data Catalog UI

    Allow customers to add branding (logo, CSS) to Azure Data Catalog; this will aid internal customers in trusting this service as a tool where data classifications are important.

    33 votes
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  2. Allow for a default filtering statement used for Open in.....

    A majority of the data sources we have loaded into the catalog are a 100 million+ records, quite a few being in the billions. It would be extremely useful to have the option to add a filtering statement that would narrow down the dataset being pulled by a user when they try to open a report in any of the available options especially Power BI

    21 votes
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  3. Glossary Term Tagging (GDPR)

    I'd like to be able to add multiple tags to individual glossary terms. A specific example would be to identify which terms were PII or pseudonymous etc. At the moment we have to tag a field with both the Glossary Term AND a separate tag.

    15 votes
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  4. Graphical, hierarchical representation of Glossary

    The Glossary is extremely useful, but is only "viewable" as a table with a Parent column. It would be great to be able to switch to a visual, hierarchical view showing the hierarchy.

    12 votes
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  5. Azure Activity Log

    Provide auditing of changes to metadata in the tool or through the Azure Activity Log

    9 votes
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  6. Allow end users to link directly to a catalog object and glossary item

    We'd like the ability to add links to reports and applications that go directly to the data definitions or glossary items located in the Azure Data Catalog. This way our end users can quickly and easily reference trusted source data along with expanding the usability of the catalog.

    8 votes
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  7. Allow AAD Guest Users

    On a project for a large national public body and they have stakeholders across 15 Regional Directorates and several Governmental organisations. The Data Catalog needs to be available to all of them. We employ the Azure AD B2B model for granting rights to externals for collaboration in O365 but we can't add them to the Data Catalog so they can't do data discovery or request access to data resources. I can't imagine we are the only org with this kind of scenario...We need AAD Guest Access.

    6 votes
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  8. Wiki

    Replace RTF documentation with wiki and markdown. @mentions would be nice too. Like in MS Teams

    5 votes
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  9. Adding markdown syntax to description fields

    Would be excellent to add in markdown syntax and html into description fields e.g. ** ** and <b> etc.

    5 votes
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  10. Increase the size of description fields in columns

    At the moment, the sizes of the description fields are tiny. it'd be great to make them bigger!

    4 votes
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  11. Allow users to provide feedback on data assests

    Similar to what Microsoft has on their documentation web sites. Just a "likes this" button, and/or dislikes button. A form for adding some comments for each data asset.

    3 votes
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  12. commenting and agreement workflow capability for Glossary

    commenting and agreement workflow capability for Glossary. some time we have some procedures about agreement of some terms and it would be great to have some workflow to manage it.

    3 votes
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  13. Summary statistics on front page disappeared?

    Hi there,

    On the front page of my Azure Data Catalogue I used to see the number of registered assets and the number of users but this has since gone from the front page. Does anyone know how to get this back?

    Thank you in advance.

    3 votes
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  14. Adding markdown syntax to Documentation tab

    Enable support for markdown syntax in documentation tabs. This would support importing consistently formatted documentation via api and also improve the portal u/i experience

    2 votes
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  15. Column sort order and filter

    Can a sorting and filtering capability be added to the headers of the columns in the Azure Data Catalog?

    Thank you!

    1 vote
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  17. Natural Language query in Data Catalog, indexing all entities and metadata in muti idioms like Spanish

    Natural Language query in Data Catalog, indexing all entities and metadata in muti idioms like Spanish

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  18. Top Contributors list on Portal

    To recognize the effort of individuals within an organisation, please consider adding to / replacing the existing "Top Experts" field with "Top Contributors". It's easy to have a handful of experts who don't fill in data, but within the many experts who could fill in and maintain data, only a few who regularly contribute. I would like to be rewarded for my efforts by seeing my name on this "Top Contributors", and it could provide an incentive for other experts to make a stronger effort to contribute regularly, as well.

    1 vote
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  19. Let us Manually Add Assets to a Container

    When you add a SQL Server asset to a Data Catalog using the application, the database is added to the Data Catalog as a container. Unfortunately, the app only supports Tables and Views, so other Assets like Table-Valued Functions and Stored Procedures have to be added manually using the Manual Entry dialog on the Portal.

    Which is an issue as Manual Entry dialog on the website doesn't support adding an Asset to a container. So even though my Table-Valued Function has the exact same connection string as assets imported via the application, it can't be added to the container.

    This…

    1 vote
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  20. Enable "Open In" for Azure Data Lake resources

    The functionality to quickly discover a data set and then "Open In" is a great user experience. When it comes to resources stored in Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) however the "Open In" function is greyed out.

    Currently users need to click on the ADLS stored asset, copy the URL and separately open PowerBI, Get Data, Choose ADLS, paste in the URL.

    The Azure Data Catalog is a crucial part to making the Data Lake resources consumable by our user base - please make this feature available.

    (*i do note that ADLS Gen-2 is interoperable with Blob storage APIs. Given…

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