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  1. 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.

    301 votes
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  2. 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

    261 votes
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  3. 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.

    78 votes
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  4. 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

    67 votes
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  5. 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.

    60 votes
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  6. Capture metadata of ETL processes designed in Data Factory

    Big data platform are mainly powered by two major components in their architecture; Source-to-target mapping and ETL processes. So the analyst performing analytics on a specific dataset needs to understand where the data came from, which business rules applied on the data while in transient,...etc. So, an analyst could create a lineage diagram to help them understand the data movement in details. In the same time, data engineers could generate an impact analysis on ETL procesees and target datasets in case any data source was changed.

    The short version is Data Catalog to harvest metadata from Data Factory that describes…

    57 votes
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  7. Custom Attributes

    Please allow the ability to create custom attributes (by data source type). For example - I would like a review date field for reports so I can allow report owners to periodically indicate they have reviewed existing reports and they are still valid and tested. To do this i need to add something other than the modified date. I may also want to have a marked for deletion indicator (perhaps a date) to show that something will be removed on a date, ex I need to keep a table that contains data for a period of years I can track…

    41 votes
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  8. 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.

    38 votes
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  9. 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.

    34 votes
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  10. Use Power BI for displaying data catalog data

    We love data catalog! To be able to encourage use in our company and create a buzz, we’d love to create some visuals in power BI to show what we have in catalog - number of datasets, tags etc.

    I couldn’t see Catalog as an available source in Power BI though

    29 votes
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  11. 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.

    26 votes
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  12. 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.

    26 votes
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  13. Enable search of the Documentation property contents

    Presently, the contents of the Data Asset Documentation property is not searchable. This request is to include the contents of the documentation in the data catalog search capability.

    24 votes
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  14. 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.

    23 votes
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  15. Share a roadmap whether Azure Data Catalog is still being developed

    There's a year since the last update and it looks like the great concept is getting no more funding? Would be good to get verification for this

    22 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Catalog Analytics

    Azure Data Catalog does not have any analytics on user or the registered data itself. As a curator in the Azure Data Catalog, it would be great to see the following analytics:


    • Search keywords statistics

    • Registered data rating and reviews

    • Failed search (searched keyword with zero results or no result selected)

    • Registered Data usage
      -etc

    16 votes
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  18. 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

    12 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Column order is the same as database

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

    10 votes
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