Read the incremental updates of Dataverse data

After creating a continuous pipeline of data from Microsoft Dataverse to your Synapse workspace with Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse, you can read the incremental updates of a specified time interval. Every Dataverse table exported with Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse contains a SinkModifiedOn column which can be used to get the incremental updates.


Azure Synapse Link for Microsoft Dataverse was formerly known as Export to data lake. The service was renamed effective May 2021 and will continue to export data to Azure Data Lake as well as Azure Synapse Analytics.


This section describes the prerequisites necessary to read the incremental updates of your exported Dataverse data.

  • Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse. This guide assumes that you have already exported data from Dataverse by using the Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse and that all tables are syncing with Append-only mode.

  • Storage Account Access. You must be granted one of the following roles for the storage account: Storage Blob Data Reader, Storage Blob Data Contributor, or Storage Blob Data Owner.

  • Synapse administrator. You must be granted the Synapse Administrator role access within Synapse studio.

Read the Incremental Updates of your Dataverse data

  1. Navigate to your Azure Synapse Analytics workspace.

  2. Select Develop from the left side panel, then select + > SQL script.

  3. Paste the following SQL query and replace CONTAINER_NAME with the name of the container, TABLE_NAME with the name of the Dataverse table, and TIMESTAMP_START and TIMESTAMP_END with the time interval in UTC format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS).

        SELECT * 
        WHERE [SinkModifiedOn] >= TIMESTAMP_START AND [SinkModifiedOn] <= TIMESTAMP_END
  4. Run the query and a table containing the incremental updates to the Dataverse table from the specified time interval will be displayed.

See also

Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse