How to get the list of tables of a specific Purview collection with Azure Purview Catalog client library for .NET?

Bernhard Lauber 41 Reputation points


here I found some documentation about the .NET library for Purview:

In Azure Purview Studio I can do following:

  1. Browse assets
  2. Select the collection, where I did a scan
  3. Then I set the checkmark for Files in the Narrow results by area on the left side
  4. Now I get the list of all scanned files

How can I do that with the .NET library?


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  1. Saurabh Sharma 23,766 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Bernhard Lauber ,

    Thanks for using Microsoft Q&A !!
    As per my understanding, you wanted to list all the "FILES" of a Purview Collection using .NET SDK.

    You can follow all the steps given in the tutorial.

    You can look into Purview Catalog API file and refer all the relevant .Net C# supported APIs. As you are looking to search files you need to use Search API using filter for "Files". So, you need to use the following functions:
    public virtual Azure.Response Search (Azure.Core.RequestContent content, Azure.RequestOptions options = null) { throw null; }
    public virtual System.Threading.Tasks.Task<Azure.Response> SearchAsync (Azure.Core.RequestContent content, Azure.RequestOptions options = null) { throw null; }

    And you need to pass "objectType":"Files" in the request body to filter all and it should work for you.
    Please explore the parameters in the Purview Search API docs and go through the Discovery query types to know more about it.
    The trick to use the SDK successfully is to refer to the REST API docs alongside the SDK to make it work as desired.

    Please refer to the attached sample code which you could leverage and change accordingly to make it work as desired.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.



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