Admin onboarding for Databricks SQL

Before users can query your organizations’s own data in Databricks SQL, a number of administrative onboarding tasks are required before the SQL admin can begin configuring Databricks SQL for user access. A SQL admin is a workspace admin with the Databricks SQL entitlement.

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For a brief overview of the analytic capabilities of Databricks SQL for data analysis with no configuration required, see Tutorial: Import sample dashboards to Databricks SQL.

Before you begin

Before a workspace admin can manage Databricks SQL and take advantage of all of its capabilities, the following requirements must be met.

Enable the SQL entitlement for users and groups

Grant users and groups access to the Databricks SQL entitlement to enable them to access Databricks SQL using the Admin Console. See Grant users access to Databricks SQL.

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To access the Admin Console, switch to the Data Science & Engineering persona, click your username in the upper right of the workspace, and then select Admin Console from the drop down.

Enable warehouse types (Optional)

The pro SQL warehouse type is enabled by default. To support the creation of additional warehouse types, you must enable them in the SQL Admin Console. Additional warehouse types that you can configure are: serverless SQL warehouse and classic SQL warehouse. See What are SQL warehouses?.

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To access the SQL Admin Console, switch to the Databricks SQL persona, click your username in the upper right of the workspace, and then select SQL Admin Console from the drop down.

Enable serverless

Configure access to cloud storage

You must configure the workspace for access to data objects. See Data access configuration.

Data access configuration

You must configure data access for all warehouses in the workspace. See Data access configuration.

SQL configuration

You can specify SQL configuration parameters for all warehouses in the workspace. See SQL configuration parameters.

Configure general settings

You can configure general settings that control Databricks SQL presentation and behavior applying to all Databricks SQL users in an organization. See General settings.

Configure alert destinations

You can configure alert destinations for all users to send emails, Slack messages, or custom webhooks. See Alert destinations.

Next steps