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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    3 votes

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  5. 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

    2 votes

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  6. 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.

    72 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    5 votes

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  11. 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

    161 votes

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  12. 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

    336 votes

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  13. 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

    81 votes

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  14. 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.

    400 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Azure Data Catalog: Add DR capabilities

    There is a requirement to be able to recover data to a previous point in time. This is a needed for example as a response to user error in using the registration tool or the azuredatacatalog.com website.

    The restore can be done on a catalog item level or to a point-in-time, similar to SQL Azure.

    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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