Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW) support

Applies to: 9.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 8.x, 7.x, 6.x

Supported versions

12

May work with 11 but is not officially supported.

Supported schema elements and metadata

  • Tables
    • Columns
      • Data type with length
      • Identity (is identity on)
      • Nullable
      • Default value
  • Views
    • Columns (see tables)
    • Script
  • Procedures
    • Script
    • Parameters
  • Functions
    • Script
    • Parameters
    • Returned value
  • Dependencies (between tables and views only)

Descriptions & extended properties

Dataedo reads and writes extended properties from/to following Azure SQL Data Warehouse objects:

  • Tables
    • Columns
  • Views
    • Columns
  • Procedures
    • Parameters
  • Functions
    • Parameters

Required access level

Importing database schema requires certain access level in documented database. The user used for importing or updating schema should at least have "View definition" permission granted on all objects that are to be documented. "Select" also works on tables and views.

No data is altered in a source database, therefore no "Select" or "Execute" grant is needed.

Following objects are accessed during schema import process:

  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.PARAMETERS
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS
  • sys.columns
  • sys.extended_properties
  • sys.indexes
  • sys.index_columns
  • sys.procedures
  • sys.sql_modules
  • sys.tables
  • sys.views
  • sys.all_objects
  • sys.objects
  • sysobjects
  • sysusers
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