Azure Synapse Analytics Artifacts client library for .NET - version 1.0.0-preview.19

This directory contains the open source subset of the .NET SDK. For documentation of the complete Azure SDK, please see the Microsoft Azure .NET Developer Center.

The Azure Synapse Analytics development client library enables programmatically managing artifacts, offering methods to create, update, list, and delete pipelines, datasets, data flows, notebooks, Spark job definitions, SQL scripts, linked services and triggers.

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

Getting started

The complete Microsoft Azure SDK can be downloaded from the Microsoft Azure Downloads Page and ships with support for building deployment packages, integrating with tooling, rich command line tooling, and more.

For the best development experience, developers should use the official Microsoft NuGet packages for libraries. NuGet packages are regularly updated with new functionality and hotfixes.

Install the package

Install the Azure Synapse Analytics development client library for .NET with NuGet:

dotnet add package Azure.Analytics.Synapse.Artifacts --prerelease


  • Azure Subscription: To use Azure services, including Azure Synapse, you'll need a subscription. If you do not have an existing Azure account, you may sign up for a free trial or use your Visual Studio Subscription benefits when you create an account.
  • An existing Azure Synapse workspace. If you need to create an Azure Synapse workspace, you can use the Azure Portal or Azure CLI.

If you use the Azure CLI, the command looks like below:

az synapse workspace create \
    --name <your-workspace-name> \
    --resource-group <your-resource-group-name> \
    --storage-account <your-storage-account-name> \
    --file-system <your-storage-file-system-name> \
    --sql-admin-login-user <your-sql-admin-user-name> \
    --sql-admin-login-password <your-sql-admin-user-password> \
    --location <your-workspace-location>

Authenticate the client

In order to interact with part of the Azure Synapse Analytics service, you'll need to create an instance of the respective client class:

You need a workspace endpoint, which you may see as "Development endpoint" in the portal, and client secret credentials (client id, client secret, tenant id) to instantiate a client object.

Client secret credential authentication is being used in this getting started section but you can find more ways to authenticate with Azure identity. To use the DefaultAzureCredential provider shown below, or other credential providers provided with the Azure SDK, you should install the Azure.Identity package:

dotnet add package Azure.Identity


The Azure.Analytics.Synapse.Artifacts package supports synchronous and asynchronous APIs. The following section covers some of the most common Azure Synapse Analytics development related tasks:

Notebook examples

Create a notebook

CreateOrUpdateNotebook creates a notebook.

NotebookCreateOrUpdateNotebookOperation operation = await client.StartCreateOrUpdateNotebookAsync(notebookName, notebookResource);
await operation.WaitForCompletionAsync();
Console.WriteLine("The notebook is created");

Retrieve a notebook

GetNoteBook retrieves a notebook.

NotebookResource retrievedNotebook = client.GetNotebook(notebookName);

List notebooks

GetNotebooksByWorkspace enumerates the notebooks in the Synapse workspace.

Pageable<NotebookResource> notebooks = client.GetNotebooksByWorkspace();
foreach (NotebookResource notebook in notebooks)

Delete a notebook

DeleteNotebook deletes a notebook.

NotebookDeleteNotebookOperation deleteNotebookOperation = client.StartDeleteNotebook(notebookName);
await deleteNotebookOperation.WaitForCompletionResponseAsync();

To build

For information on building the Azure Synapse client library, please see Building the Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET

Target frameworks

For information about the target frameworks of the Azure Synapse client library, please refer to the Target Frameworks of the Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET.

Key concepts


With a notebook client you can create, update, list, and delete pipelines, datasets, data flows, notebooks, Spark job definitions, SQL scripts, linked services and triggers.

Thread safety

We guarantee that all client instance methods are thread-safe and independent of each other (guideline). This ensures that the recommendation of reusing client instances is always safe, even across threads.

Additional concepts

Client options | Accessing the response | Long-running operations | Handling failures | Diagnostics | Mocking | Client lifetime


Please open issue in github.

Next steps

The next step is adding more examples


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