Connect Data Factory to Azure Purview (Preview)

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This article will explain how to connect Data Factory to Azure Purview and how to report data lineage of Azure Data Factory activities Copy data, Data flow and Execute SSIS package.

Connect Data Factory to Azure Purview

Azure Purview is a new cloud service for use by data users centrally manage data governance across their data estate spanning cloud and on-prem environments. You can connect your Data Factory to Azure Purview and the connection allows you to use Azure Purview for capturing lineage data of Copy, Data flow and Execute SSIS package. You have two ways to connect data factory to Azure Purview:

Register Azure Purview account to Data Factory

  1. In the ADF portal, go to Manage -> Azure Purview. Select Connect to a Purview account.

Screenshot for registering a Purview account. 2. You can choose From Azure subscription or Enter manually. From Azure subscription, you can select the account that you have access to. 3. Once connected, you should be able to see the name of the Purview account in the tab Purview account. 4. You can use the Search bar at the top center of Azure Data Factory portal to search for data.

If you see warning in Azure Data Factory portal after you register Azure Purview account to Data Factory, follow below steps to fix the issue:

Screenshot for warning of registering a Purview account.

  1. Go to Azure portal and find your data factory. Choose section "Tags" and see if there is a tag named catalogUri. If not, please disconnect and reconnect the Azure Purview account in the ADF portal.

Screenshot for tags of registering a Purview account.

  1. Check if the permission is granted for registering an Azure Purview account to Data Factory. See How to connect Azure Data Factory and Azure Purview

Register Data Factory in Azure Purview

For how to register Data Factory in Azure Purview, see How to connect Azure Data Factory and Azure Purview.

Report Lineage data to Azure Purview

When customers run Copy, Data flow or Execute SSIS package activity in Azure Data Factory, customers could get the dependency relationship and have a high-level overview of whole workflow process among data sources and destination. For how to collect lineage from Azure Data Factory, see data factory lineage.

Next steps

Catalog lineage user guide

Tutorial: Push Data Factory lineage data to Azure Purview