Characterize an unfamiliar dataset with Azure Data Explorer

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Azure Data Explorer

Characterize the schema, range, and completeness of a dataset using Azure Data Explorer. Use queries to visualize data trends, and then share these queries and results with others.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Characterize an unfamiliar dataset using Azure Data Explorer queries and web UI.
  • Share queries and query outputs.


  • A Microsoft account or a Microsoft Entra user identity to connect to a free cluster. An Azure subscription isn't required.
  • Familiarity with database structures like tables, columns, and rows.
  • Familiarity with Kusto Query Language (KQL) functions and operators.