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  1. 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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  2. Custom properties to data assets

    Implement custom properties feature that will allow customers to add their own custom properties to data assets in the data catalogue.

    10 votes
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  3. Azure Activity Log

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

    10 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Rearrange, add, and/or remove columns in the Glossary

    The Glossary currently has limited functionality for a user. I am envisioning the look-and-feel- of Sharepoint columns where you can move a column closer to the left side just by dragging and dropping. For example, I would like to see the Definition column right after the Term column - it would be great to click on the Definition column and drop it in between the Term and Parent Term column. Would it also be possible to add a column for the Description field? Also, could we the ability to remove columns such as the Last Updated By column?

    9 votes
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  6. Export sources, objects, definitions, and business terms glossary

    The ability to export the data, or connect it it, would be useful. I'd like to make the business terms glossary available my to my entire organization on a tool like SharePoiint so non-technical staff don't have to navigate a look like this one.

    9 votes
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  7. 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.

    9 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Azure Data Catalog as the Metastore for Hive

    In, AWS Glue Data Catalog acts as the Metastore for Hive, so there is no need for Azure SQL Database for hosting a hive metastore. So AWS was able to form a complete ecosystem that interacts well with EMR or Any other Compute like Athena,databricks, glue jobs, etc. Azure also needs to adopt the same strategy to tie the various Big Data computes together with the data catalog

    8 votes
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  10. Allow Salesforce Fields Objects Selection and Data Profile in Azure Data Catalog

    When importing a Salesforce Object to Azure Data Catalog, allow data profile and field selection.

    8 votes
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  11. Able to record Classification at the Glossary

    It would be great to being able to Classify business glossary terms (e.g. Restricted, Confidential or PII/PHI, etc). Then any asset column which is tagged with that business glossary term would automatically inherit that classification value. Would same of maintenance and ensure consistency for those customers who use (and pay for) Business Glossary.

    8 votes
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  12. Use of Data Gateway as the connection to on premise data sources

    Today there are two mechanisms to access an on premise database: describe the conection with ADC and Data Gateway for PowerBI.

    The most flexible mechanism Data Gateway should be integrated into Data Catalog.

    8 votes
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  13. 8 votes
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  14. 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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  15. KPI - BI Glossary

    Being able to differentiate KPI and Data.
    For a KPI we would like to be able to describe calculation rules (past, actual and future)

    7 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    7 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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