Get-SqlSensitivityClassification

Get the sensitivity label and information type of columns in the database.

Syntax

Get-SqlSensitivityClassification
   [-ColumnName <String[]>]
   [-SuppressProviderContextWarning]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-SqlSensitivityClassification
   [-ColumnName <String[]>]
   -ConnectionString <String>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-SqlSensitivityClassification
   [-ColumnName <String[]>]
   -ServerInstance <PSObject>
   -DatabaseName <String>
   [-Credential <PSCredential>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-SqlSensitivityClassification
   [-ColumnName <String[]>]
   -Path <String>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-SqlSensitivityClassification
   [-ColumnName <String[]>]
   -InputObject <Database>
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-SqlSensitivityClassification cmdlet gets the sensitivity labels and information types of columns in the database.

The sensitivity labels and information types of columns can also be viewed using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) release 17.5 and above, or the Extended Properties catalog view.

The sensitivity labels and information types of columns can be set using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) release 17.5 and above, or with the Set-SqlSensitivityClassification cmdlet.

Examples

Example 1: Get all information types and sensitivity labels from a database using Windows authentication

PS C:\> Get-SqlSensitivityClassification -ServerInstance "MyComputer\MainInstance" -Database "myDatabase"

Column                      InformationType SensitivityLabel
------                      --------------- ----------------
Sales.Customers.email       Contact Info    Confidential
Sales.Customers.first_name  Name            Confidential - GDPR

This command gets the information type and sensitivity label of all columns in the database. The cmdlet returns only the columns that have an information type or a sensitivity label (or both) defined.

Example 2: Get information type and sensitivity label of a single column from database by providing path

PS C:\> Get-SqlSensitivityClassification -Path "SQLSERVER:\SQL\MyComputer\MainInstance\Databases\MyDatabase" -ColumnName "Sales.Customers.email"

Column                    InformationType SensitivityLabel
------                    --------------- ----------------
Sales.Customers.email     Contact Info    Confidential

This command gets the information type and sensitivity label of the Sales.Customers.email column in the database provided in the Path.

Example 3: Get sensitivity labels and information types of multiple columns using using current path context

PS C:\> $columns = @("Sales.Customers.ip_address" , "Sales.Customers.email")
PS C:\> Set-Location "SQLSERVER:\SQL\MyComputer\MainInstance\Databases\MyDatabase"
PS SQLSERVER:\SQL\MyComputer\MainInstance> Get-SqlSensitivityClassification -ColumnName $columns
 WARNING: Using provider context. Server = MyComputer, Database = MyDatabase. 

Column                      InformationType SensitivityLabel
------                      --------------- ----------------
Sales.Customers.email       Contact Info    Confidential
Sales.Customers.ip_address

This command gets the information type and sensitivity label of multiple columns in the database using and array argument containing the column names and the current path context to locate the database.

Columns that have no information type or sensitivity label, such as Sales.Customers.ip_Addess in the example, will return empty results.

Parameters

-ColumnName

Name(s) of columns for which information type and sensitivity label is fetched.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ConnectionString

Specifies a connection string to connect to the database. If this parameter is present, other connection parameters will be ignored.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a credential used to connect to the database.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DatabaseName

Specifies the name of a database. This cmdlet connects to this database in the instance that is specified in the ServerInstance parameter.

If the DatabaseName parameter is not specified, the database that is used depends on whether the current path specifies both the SQLSERVER:\SQL folder and a database name. If the path specifies both the SQL folder and a database name, this cmdlet connects to the database that is specified in the path.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies a SQL Server Management Object (SMO) that represent the database that this cmdlet uses.

Type:Database
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to the instance of SQL Server on which this cmdlet runs the operation. If you do not specify a value for this parameter, the cmdlet uses the current working location.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ServerInstance

Specifies either the name of the server instance (a string) or SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) object that specifies the name of an instance of the Database Engine. For default instances, only specify the computer name: MyComputer. For named instances, use the format ComputerName\InstanceName.

Type:PSObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SuppressProviderContextWarning

Indicates that this cmdlet suppresses the warning that this cmdlet has used in the database context from the current SQLSERVER:\SQL path setting to establish the database context for the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String[]

Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database

Outputs

System.Object