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Powerbi databricks connector should import column description

Erik
Valued Contributor II

I posted this idea in ideas.powerbi.com as well, but it is quite unclear to me whether the powerbi databricks connector is in fact made by MS or Databricks, so I post it here as well!

It is possible to add comments/descriptions to databricks database columns, and in PowerBi a column can have a column description which can pop up when hovering over the column name. When importing a table from databricks using the powerbi databricks connector, it would be nice if it imported the column got the description from the corresponding column in databricks!

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Atanu
Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Erik Parmann​  the connector is the colab product of MS and Databricks. But I feel this is a nice feature to add. I request to raise a feature request with us from here - https://ideas.databricks.com/ . Our product team definitely will take a look at this for future development . Thanks.

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Kaniz
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @Erik Parmann​ ! Let's see if your peers in the community have an answer to your question first. Or else I will get back to you soon. Thanks.

Erik
Valued Contributor II

Hey @Kaniz Fatma​ , it would be cool to at least know if I should adress these ideas to databricks or microsoft.

Atanu
Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Erik Parmann​  the connector is the colab product of MS and Databricks. But I feel this is a nice feature to add. I request to raise a feature request with us from here - https://ideas.databricks.com/ . Our product team definitely will take a look at this for future development . Thanks.

Erik
Valued Contributor II

@Atanu Sarkar​ We use databricks on Azure, is https://ideas.databricks.com/ supposed to work for us? Because I only get the message "Error trying to handle that request" when I try to add our azure databricks workspace url.

If it is AWS only, where do we Azure user channel our ideas?

Atanu
Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Erik Parmann​  you can do it from help icon -> feedback option of your workspace . Like below -

Screenshot 2022-01-13 at 6.01.48 AM

Erik
Valued Contributor II

Ok, that sends me to "https://feedback.azure.com/d365community/forum/2efba7dc-ef24-ec11-b6e6-000d3a4f0da0", is that where you want it? Given the lack of feedback there it seemed a bit... dead to me. But alright, I gave it a try and made an issue 🙂

I also had the brilliant idea that table descriptions should show up when you import the table, feel free to vote for that as well 🙂

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