SQL Server support

Applies to: 10.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 9.x, 8.x, 7.x

Supported versions

2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019.

Supported editions

LocalDB, Express, Developer, Standard, Business Intelligence and Enterprise.

Parallel Data Warehouse

Parallel Data Warehouse is not currently supported

Supported schema elements and metadata

  • Tables
    • Columns
      • Data type with length
      • Identity (is identity on)
      • Nullable
      • Default value
      • Computed column specification
    • 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 SQL Server objects:

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

Data profiling

Datedo supports following data profiling in SQL Server:

  • 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.

Limitations

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. Granting VIEW DEFINITION permission in the documented database to a new user will allow them to import all objects from the database. Alternatively, you can grant this permission only for specific objects you want to document.

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.ROUTINE_COLUMNS
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS
  • sys.all_objects
  • sys.columns
  • sys.computed_columns
  • sys.extended_properties
  • sys.foreign_key_columns
  • sys.indexes
  • sys.index_columns
  • sys.objects
  • sys.procedures
  • sys.servers
  • sys.sql_dependencies
  • sys.sql_expression_dependencies
  • sys.sql_modules
  • sys.tables
  • sys.views
  • sysobjects
  • sysusers

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