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In this section, we provide guides and references to use the AzureSQL connector.

Configure and schedule AzureSQL metadata and profiler workflows from the OpenMetadata UI:

To run the Ingestion via the UI you'll need to use the OpenMetadata Ingestion Container, which comes shipped with custom Airflow plugins to handle the workflow deployment.

If, instead, you want to manage your workflows externally on your preferred orchestrator, you can check the following docs to run the Ingestion Framework anywhere.

Make sure if you have whitelisted ingestion container IP on Azure SQL firewall rules. Checkout this document on how to whitelist your IP using azure portal.

AzureSQL database user must grant SELECT privilege to fetch the metadata of tables and views.

To run the AzureSQL ingestion, you will need to install:

All connectors are defined as JSON Schemas. Here you can find the structure to create a connection to AzureSQL.

In order to create and run a Metadata Ingestion workflow, we will follow the steps to create a YAML configuration able to connect to the source, process the Entities if needed, and reach the OpenMetadata server.

The workflow is modeled around the following JSON Schema

This is a sample config for AzureSQL:

username: Specify the User to connect to AzureSQL. It should have enough privileges to read all the metadata.

password: Password to connect to AzureSQL.

hostPort: Enter the fully qualified hostname and port number for your AzureSQL deployment in the Host and Port field.

database: The database of the data source is an optional parameter, if you would like to restrict the metadata reading to a single database. If left blank, OpenMetadata ingestion attempts to scan all the databases.

driver: Connecting to AzureSQL requires ODBC driver to be installed. Specify ODBC driver name in the field. You can download the ODBC driver from here.In case of docker or kubernetes deployment this driver comes out of the box with version ODBC Driver 18 for SQL Server.

Authentication Mode:

  1. Authentication:

    • The authentication parameter determines the method of authentication when connecting to AzureSQL using ODBC (Open Database Connectivity).
    • If you select "Active Directory Password", you'll need to provide the password associated with your Azure Active Directory account.
    • Alternatively, if you choose "Active Directory Integrated", the connection will use the credentials of the currently logged-in user. This mode ensures secure and seamless connections with AzureSQL.
  2. Encrypt:

    • The encrypt setting in the connection string pertains to data encryption during communication with AzureSQL.
    • When enabled, it ensures that data exchanged between your application and the database is encrypted, enhancing security.
  3. Trust Server Certificate:

    • The trustServerCertificate option also relates to security.
    • When set to true, your application will trust the server's SSL certificate without validation. Use this cautiously, as it bypasses certificate validation checks.
  4. Connection Timeout:

    • The connectionTimeout parameter specifies the maximum time (in seconds) that your application will wait while attempting to establish a connection to AzureSQL.
    • If the connection cannot be established within this timeframe, an error will be raised.

The sourceConfig is defined here:

markDeletedTables: To flag tables as soft-deleted if they are not present anymore in the source system.

includeTables: true or false, to ingest table data. Default is true.

includeViews: true or false, to ingest views definitions.

databaseFilterPattern, schemaFilterPattern, tableFilterPattern: Note that the filter supports regex as include or exclude. You can find examples here

To send the metadata to OpenMetadata, it needs to be specified as type: metadata-rest.

The main property here is the openMetadataServerConfig, where you can define the host and security provider of your OpenMetadata installation.

Logger Level

You can specify the loggerLevel depending on your needs. If you are trying to troubleshoot an ingestion, running with DEBUG will give you far more traces for identifying issues.

JWT Token

JWT tokens will allow your clients to authenticate against the OpenMetadata server. To enable JWT Tokens, you will get more details here.

You can refer to the JWT Troubleshooting section link for any issues in your JWT configuration.

Store Service Connection

If set to true (default), we will store the sensitive information either encrypted via the Fernet Key in the database or externally, if you have configured any Secrets Manager.

If set to false, the service will be created, but the service connection information will only be used by the Ingestion Framework at runtime, and won't be sent to the OpenMetadata server.

Store Service Connection

If set to true (default), we will store the sensitive information either encrypted via the Fernet Key in the database or externally, if you have configured any Secrets Manager.

If set to false, the service will be created, but the service connection information will only be used by the Ingestion Framework at runtime, and won't be sent to the OpenMetadata server.

SSL Configuration

If you have added SSL to the OpenMetadata server, then you will need to handle the certificates when running the ingestion too. You can either set verifySSL to ignore, or have it as validate, which will require you to set the sslConfig.certificatePath with a local path where your ingestion runs that points to the server certificate file.

Find more information on how to troubleshoot SSL issues here.

Connection Options (Optional): Enter the details for any additional connection options that can be sent to Athena during the connection. These details must be added as Key-Value pairs.

Connection Arguments (Optional): Enter the details for any additional connection arguments such as security or protocol configs that can be sent to Athena during the connection. These details must be added as Key-Value pairs.

  • In case you are using Single-Sign-On (SSO) for authentication, add the authenticator details in the Connection Arguments as a Key-Value pair as follows: "authenticator" : "sso_login_url"
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First, we will need to save the YAML file. Afterward, and with all requirements installed, we can run:

Note that from connector to connector, this recipe will always be the same. By updating the YAML configuration, you will be able to extract metadata from different sources.

The Data Profiler workflow will be using the orm-profiler processor.

After running a Metadata Ingestion workflow, we can run Data Profiler workflow. While the serviceName will be the same to that was used in Metadata Ingestion, so the ingestion bot can get the serviceConnection details from the server.

This is a sample config for the profiler:

You can find all the definitions and types for the sourceConfig here.

generateSampleData: Option to turn on/off generating sample data.

profileSample: Percentage of data or no. of rows we want to execute the profiler and tests on.

threadCount: Number of threads to use during metric computations.

processPiiSensitive: Optional configuration to automatically tag columns that might contain sensitive information.

confidence: Set the Confidence value for which you want the column to be marked

timeoutSeconds: Profiler Timeout in Seconds

databaseFilterPattern: Regex to only fetch databases that matches the pattern.

schemaFilterPattern: Regex to only fetch tables or databases that matches the pattern.

tableFilterPattern: Regex to only fetch tables or databases that matches the pattern.

Choose the orm-profiler. Its config can also be updated to define tests from the YAML itself instead of the UI:

tableConfig: tableConfig allows you to set up some configuration at the table level.

To send the metadata to OpenMetadata, it needs to be specified as type: metadata-rest.

The main property here is the openMetadataServerConfig, where you can define the host and security provider of your OpenMetadata installation.

Logger Level

You can specify the loggerLevel depending on your needs. If you are trying to troubleshoot an ingestion, running with DEBUG will give you far more traces for identifying issues.

JWT Token

JWT tokens will allow your clients to authenticate against the OpenMetadata server. To enable JWT Tokens, you will get more details here.

You can refer to the JWT Troubleshooting section link for any issues in your JWT configuration.

SSL Configuration

If you have added SSL to the OpenMetadata server, then you will need to handle the certificates when running the ingestion too. You can either set verifySSL to ignore, or have it as validate, which will require you to set the sslConfig.certificatePath with a local path where your ingestion runs that points to the server certificate file.

Find more information on how to troubleshoot SSL issues here.

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  • You can learn more about how to configure and run the Profiler Workflow to extract Profiler data and execute the Data Quality from here

After saving the YAML config, we will run the command the same way we did for the metadata ingestion:

Note now instead of running ingest, we are using the profile command to select the Profiler workflow.

When creating a JSON config for a test workflow the source configuration is very simple.

The only sections you need to modify here are the serviceName (this name needs to be unique) and entityFullyQualifiedName (the entity for which we'll be executing tests against) keys.

Once you have defined your source configuration you'll need to define te processor configuration.

The processor type should be set to "orm-test-runner". For accepted test definition names and parameter value names refer to the tests page.

Note that while you can define tests directly in this YAML configuration, running the workflow will execute ALL THE TESTS present in the table, regardless of what you are defining in the YAML.

This makes it easy for any user to contribute tests via the UI, while maintaining the test execution external.

You can keep your YAML config as simple as follows if the table already has tests.

  • forceUpdate: if the test case exists (base on the test case name) for the entity, implements the strategy to follow when running the test (i.e. whether or not to update parameters)
  • testCases: list of test cases to add to the entity referenced. Note that we will execute all the tests present in the Table.
  • name: test case name
  • testDefinitionName: test definition
  • columnName: only applies to column test. The name of the column to run the test against
  • parameterValues: parameter values of the test

The sink and workflowConfig will have the same settings as the ingestion and profiler workflow.

To run the tests from the CLI execute the following command