Azure SQL Database support

Applies to: Dataedo 23.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 10.x, 24.x

Supported versions


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
      • Computed column specification
      • Data lineage*
    • Primary keys
      • Columns
    • Unique indexes
      • Columns
    • Foreign keys
      • Columns
    • Triggers
      • When triggered
      • Script
  • Views
    • Columns (see tables)
    • Script
  • Procedures
    • Script
    • Parameters
  • Functions
    • Script
    • Parameters
    • Returned value
  • Dependencies

Descriptions & extended properties

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

  • Tables
    • Columns
    • Primary/unique keys
    • Foreign keys
    • Triggers
  • Views
    • Columns
  • Procedures
    • Parameters
  • Functions
    • Parameters

Data lineage

Dataedo builds Azure SQL lineage using Transact-SQL Parser. Check the capabilities of automatic lineage.

Data profiling

Datedo supports following data profiling in Azure SQL:

  • Tables
    • Rows count
  • Column distribution
    • Distinct values
    • Non-distinct values
    • Empty
    • NULL
  • Numeric columns profile
    • Minimum value
    • Maximum value
    • Average of values
    • Variance of values
    • Standard deviation
    • Span as difference between min and max value
    • Number of distinct values
  • String columns profile
    • Min value as first string in alphabetical order
    • Max value as last string in alphabetical order
    • Number of distinct values
  • Date columns profile
    • Min value as earliest date
    • Max value as latest date
    • Span as difference between min and max dates
    • Number of distinct dates
  • Top N values
    • Top 10/100/1000 popular values
    • All values if less than 1000 distinct
    • 10 Random values

Read more about profiling in a Data Profliling documentation.


Following schema elements currently are not supported:

  • Check constraints (vote)
  • Non unique indexes (vote)
  • Unique indexes on views (planned)

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:

  • sys.columns
  • sys.extended_properties
  • sys.indexes
  • sys.index_columns
  • sys.procedures
  • sys.sql_expression_dependencies
  • sys.sql_modules
  • sys.tables
  • sys.views
  • sys.all_objects
  • sys.objects
  • sysobjects
  • sysusers

Learn more

Connect to Azure SQL Database

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