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UNX built on SQL Server only sees dbo objects?

I'm trying to build a universe on a SQL Server database that has several different prefixes on the tables and views, like common, customer, and dbo. When I connect to the database through the IDT (4.2 SP2) I only see the dbo.tables and views. Tried changing the role of the user which was used to make the connection, but that had no effect.

Does anyone know if this is the intended behavior or have a good workaround? So far, the best I can do is have the DBA create views in the dbo schema, but that has its limits.

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    Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Hi Charles,

    What is the SQL Server Version you are using and the drivers? For example, SQL Server 2012 requires SQL Server Native Client 11.0 drivers. You need to check the PAM guide to make sure that you are using the supported drivers.

    Secondly, if you use a DBA user credentials when creating the connection, do you see all tables? If Yes, then it is some permission issue on the DB.

    IDT will only display those tables whose metadata it can get from the DB.

    Hope it helps!


    Adil Raj

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    • Using SQL Server 2012 and the Native Client 11.0 driver to create the connection. The credentials used to create the connection have permissions.

      Edit: I just tried using the Universe Design Tool, and it can see all schemas in the database. I'm thinking this issue is a bug in the IDT.

      2nd edit: There is an icon under Connections (a little person) that when clicked, shows the owners. You can then drag the tables into the design pane.

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