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    Azure Purview Catalog REST client library for JavaScript

    Azure Purview Catalog is a fully managed cloud service whose users can discover the data sources they need and understand the data sources they find. At the same time, Data Catalog helps organizations get more value from their existing investments.

    • Search for data using technical or business terms
    • Browse associated technical, business, semantic, and operational metadata
    • Identify the sensitivity level of data.

    Please rely heavily on the service's documentation and our REST client docs to use this library

    Source code | Package (NPM) | API reference documentation| Product documentation

    Getting started

    Currently supported environments

    • Node.js version 14.x.x or higher


    Create a Purview Resource

    Follow these instructions to create your Purview resource

    Install the @azure-rest/purview-catalog package

    Install the Azure Purview Catalog client library for JavaScript with npm:

    npm install @azure-rest/purview-catalog

    Create and authenticate a PurviewCatalog

    To use an Azure Active Directory (AAD) token credential, provide an instance of the desired credential type obtained from the @azure/identity library.

    To authenticate with AAD, you must first npm install @azure/identity and enable AAD authentication on your Purview resource

    After setup, you can choose which type of credential from @azure/identity to use. As an example, DefaultAzureCredential can be used to authenticate the client:

    Set the values of the client ID, tenant ID, and client secret of the AAD application as environment variables: AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_TENANT_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET

    Use the returned token credential to authenticate the client:

    import PurviewCatalog from "@azure-rest/purview-catalog";
    import { DefaultAzureCredential } from "@azure/identity";
    const client = PurviewCatalog(
      new DefaultAzureCredential()

    Key concepts

    REST Client

    This client is one of our REST clients. We highly recommend you read how to use a REST client here.


    The following section shows you how to initialize and authenticate your client, then get all of your type-defs.

    import PurviewCatalog from "@azure-rest/purview-catalog";
    import { DefaultAzureCredential } from "@azure/identity";
    async function main() {
      console.log("== List entity typedefs ==");
      const client = PurviewCatalog(endpoint, new DefaultAzureCredential());
      const dataSources = await client.path("/atlas/v2/types/typedefs").get();
      if (dataSources.status !== "200") {
        throw dataSources;
      console.log(dataSources.body.entityDefs?.map((ds) => ds.name).join("\n"));



    Enabling logging may help uncover useful information about failures. In order to see a log of HTTP requests and responses, set the AZURE_LOG_LEVEL environment variable to info. Alternatively, logging can be enabled at runtime by calling setLogLevel in the @azure/logger:

    import { setLogLevel } from "@azure/logger";

    For more detailed instructions on how to enable logs, you can look at the @azure/logger package docs.

    Next steps


    If you'd like to contribute to this library, please read the contributing guide to learn more about how to build and test the code.

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    npm i @azure-rest/purview-catalog

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