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  1. Option to include an index table so search can search the actual data

    I want someone to find data sources based on the search finding terms in the actual data - use case is "give me all data sources in the catalog that have a reference to Coca-Cola". These terms wouldn't be in the metadata. This could be implemented using Azure Search, but however it is done a discreet index table could be created and associated with a published dataset.

    Having a separate index would mean the author could create something that does not include sensitive data

    1 vote

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  2. Allow Catalog User Security to apply to Power BI pro licensed users

    Currently those with Power BI pro licenses are not impacted by the security restrictions in the Azure Data Catalog standard edition. This limitation is making it difficult to maintain a consistent and reliable data catalog when you cannot restrict editing and deleting privileges on a large user base.

    30 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Register APIs and methods

    Would like to be able to register APIs , especially those published on the API Management Framework.

    2 votes

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  6. Column order is the same as database

    Please register so that the order of the table columns is the same as the database.

    11 votes

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  7. Azure Data Catalog Backup Feature

    It would be fantastic if ADC offered a backup feature so we could roll back to a configurable selection of restore points in case users performed an operation that resulted in overwriting of valid data.

    56 votes

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  8. Allow multiple catalogs per Organisation

    I work for an organisation that has multiple, distinct areas. My area would like to set up a catalog separate to the rest of the organisation, but still able to integrate with our Azure tenancy. Right now we can't due to the limit of one catalog per organisation.

    106 votes

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  9. Support for IBM Netezza / Pure Data

    would like support for the IBM Pure Data / Netezza platform.

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. A better way to organize the catalog for users

    It would be nice to be able to organize the objects in the catalog to make it easier for users to find what they're looking for. Folders, libraries, preferably a method they've seen elsewhere.

    28 votes

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  12. Open In Power BI Desktop using Live Connection for SSAS models

    The Open In ... Power BI Desktop option should establish a Live Connection for SSAS Tabular Models rather than attempt to Import Data. Currently Power BI Desktop opens with an empty model and users must add individual items (measures, tables). The ideal user experiences would be a connection to the existing SSAS model using live connection and users can immediately start dragging and dropping items to build a report.

    37 votes

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  13. Excel Data Source

    it seems like Excel would be a logical choice for a data source while you could use the file data source it doesn't provide much in the way of metadata

    45 votes

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  14. CSV Data Source

    the current file data source doesn't provide much value. it would be great if there was a more robust data source targeted at CSV files that would at least capture column names and perform data profiling

    64 votes

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  15. Enrich data source metadata with custom name value pairs

    I would like the ability to add custom metadata in the form of a name-value pair to a data source for example for the file data source, I would like to add an attribute named refreshperiod with a value of Daily. this would open up ADC for ETL Code generation scenarios using tools such as Biml it would also allow more robust custom metadata enrichment

    16 votes

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  16. What about Hyperion as data source for data catalog service?

    What about Hyperion as data source for data catalog service in Azure?
    Do we have any custom method to register any custom data source in Azure?

    1 vote

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    27 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 82 votes

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