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  1. 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.

    18 votes

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  2. Notify Expert(s) of changes to friendly name, description, experts, tags or documentation

    Notifying experts of changes to an asset would enable governance of those assets that they have the best knowledge. The items, like friendly name, description, experts, tags, glossary terms and documentation would be what should be tracked. Other items like changes to column definitions or new columns that are more source driven should not tracked because it would cause extra noise the expert does not need to be validating.

    5 votes

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  3. Import meta-data from cobol copy books as part of data asset registering, directly from MainFrames

    MainFrames contain legacy datasets whose structures are usually recorded in COBOL copybooks. If ADC can connect to MainFrames directly and import the contents of the copybooks that will be a great boost to productivity.

    2 votes

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  4. 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.

    54 votes

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  5. Remove upper limit on Data Catalog data assets

    Implement Data Catalog using Cosmos DB thereby effectively removing the 100,000 limit on data assets. The bigger the catalog the more RUs required.

    5 votes

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  6. Mapping Reporting Services Columns

    I would like to suggest adding features as:

    For Reporting Services

    > Add Report Columns

    I undestand a report can be very complex with more than one table object, but most of the reports are more simple with regular columns;

    > Add Report Filters.

    Include information of allow null parameter, Combo Box loaded from DataSource, etc;

    Thanks!

    6 votes

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  7. 1 vote

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  8. Exporting the Profiling results to csv

    Giving the customer the capability to export the profiled data as a csv file could be valuable.

    7 votes

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  9. Select from multiple connection strings for a single artifact

    We have users who will need to access an artifact from the data catalog in multiple environments (DEV, UAT, PRD). It would be good if we could associate a single artifact to multiple connection strings, and allow the user to select which connection string they need when opening the artifact.

    7 votes

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  10. 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

    13 votes

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  11. 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

    10 votes

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  12. 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.

    12 votes

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  13. SSAS Translations to Data catalog

    Business users need to see translations of the measures/dimensions in order to understand the data. WIthout this feature it's very hard to provide value from the catalog.

    8 votes

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  14. 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

    9 votes

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  15. Service Principal Access

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

    7 votes

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  16. 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.

    7 votes

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  17. 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.

    6 votes

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  18. 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.

    8 votes

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  19. 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.

    4 votes

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  20. Make Azure Data Catalog enterprise grade

    Currently the app uses ClickOnce for the installer - which is horrid - it installs the application to a random GUID folder in the user profile. It needs to be machine-based which can be automatically deployed - such as a MSI.

    It also doesn't work behind a proxy - which 99% of enterprises will have.

    Minor point - the start menu shortcut is under Microsoft Corp - Yammer is under Microsoft Corporation. Core applications are under Microsoft {Product name} - such as Office, SQL Server, Visual Studio, etc.

    6 votes

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