QuickStart: Connect an Azure Purview Account to a Synapse workspace

In this quickstart, you will register an Azure Purview Account to a Synapse workspace. That connection allows you to discover Azure Purview assets and interact with them through Synapse capabilities.

You can perform the following tasks in Synapse:

  • Use the search box at the top to find Purview assets based on keywords
  • Understand the data based on metadata, lineage, annotations
  • Connect those data to your workspace with linked services or integration datasets
  • Analyze those datasets with Synapse Apache Spark, Synapse SQL, and Data Flow


Sign in to a Synapse workspace

Go to https://web.azuresynapse.net and sign in to your workspace.

Permissions for connecting an Azure Purview Account

  • To connect an Azure Purview Account to a Synapse workspace, you need a Contributor role in Synapse workspace from Azure portal IAM and you need access to that Azure Purview Account. For more details, see Azure Purview permissions.

Connect an Azure Purview Account

  • In the Synapse workspace, go to Manage -> Azure Purview. Select Connect to a Purview account.
  • You can choose From Azure subscription or Enter manually. From Azure subscription, you can select the account that you have access to.
  • Once connected, you should be able to see the name of the Purview account in the tab Azure Purview account.
  • You can use the Search bar at the top center of the Synapse workspace to search for data.

Next steps

Register and scan Azure Synapse assets in Azure Purview

Discover, connect and explore data in Synapse using Azure Purview