Classification insights about your data in Microsoft Purview
For customers using the new Microsoft Purview Portal, on October 10 this feature will be moving from its current location in the portal to inside the Data Catalog. For more information, see this documentation.
This guide describes how to access, view, and filter Microsoft Purview Classification insight reports for your data.
In this guide, you'll learn how to:
- Launch your Microsoft Purview account from Azure
- View classification insights on your data
- Drill down for more classification details on your data
Before getting started with Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights, make sure that you've completed the following steps:
Set up a storage resource and populated the account with data.
Signed in to Microsoft Purview with account with a data Curator role or insight reader role.
Use Microsoft Purview Data Estate Insights for classifications
In Microsoft Purview, classifications are similar to subject tags, and are used to mark and identify data of a specific type that's found within your data estate during scanning.
Microsoft Purview uses the same sensitive information types as Microsoft 365, allowing you to stretch your existing security policies and protection across your entire data estate.
After you have scanned your source types, give classification insights a couple of hours to reflect the new assets.
To view classification insights:
Go to the Microsoft Purview instance screen in the Azure portal and select your Microsoft Purview account.
On the Overview page, in the Get Started section, select the Microsoft Purview governance portal tile.
In Microsoft Purview, select the Data Estate Insights menu item on the left to access your Data Estate Insights area.
In the Data Estate Insights area, select Classifications to display the Microsoft Purview Classification insights report.
The main classification insights page displays the following areas:
Area Description Overview of sources with classifications Displays tiles that provide:
- The number of subscriptions found in your data
- The number of unique classifications found in your data
- The number of classified sources found
- The number of classified files found
- The number of classified tables found
Top sources with classified data (last 30 days) Shows the trend, over the past 30 days, of the number of sources found with classified data. Top classification categories by sources Shows the number of sources found by classification category, such as Financial or Government. Top classifications for files Shows the top classifications applied to files in your data, such as credit card numbers or national/regional identification numbers. Top classifications for tables Shows the top classifications applied to tables in your data, such as personal identifying information. Classification activity
(files and tables)
Displays separate graphs for files and tables, each showing the number of files or tables classified over the selected timeframe.
Default: 30 days
Select the Time filter above the graphs to select a different time frame to display.
Classification insights drilldown
In any of the following Classification insights graphs, select the View details link to drill down for more details:
- Top classification categories by sources
- Top classifications for files
- Top classifications for tables
- Classification activity > Classification data
Do any of the following to learn more:
|Filter your data||Use the filters above the grid to filter the data shown, including the classification name, subscription name, or source type.
If you're not sure of the exact classification name, you can enter part or all of the name in the Filter by keyword box.
|Sort the grid||Select a column header to sort the grid by that column.|
|Edit columns||To display more or fewer columns in your grid, select Edit Columns , and then select the columns you want to view or change the order.|
|Drill down further||To drill down to a specific classification, select a name in the Classification column to view the Classification by source report.
This report displays data for the selected classification, including the source name, source type, subscription ID, and the numbers of classified files and tables.
|Browse assets||To browse through the assets found with a specific classification or source, select a classification or source, depending on the report you're viewing, and then select Browse assets
above the filters.
The search results display all of the classified assets found for the selected filter. For more information, see Search the Microsoft Purview Data Catalog.
Learn how to use Data Estate Insights with resources below: