In Data Explorer you can view table schema details, preview sample data, table type, table location, table history, frequent queries and users, and other details.
For information about using Data Explorer to set table ownership and permissions, see Manage Unity Catalog object ownership in Data Explorer and Manage Unity Catalog permissions in Data Explorer.
Select a table
Select a schema.
Click the Filter tables field. Optionally type a string to filter the tables.
Click a table. The table comment, owner, and size information displays and the selected Schema tab shows the table schema.
Hover over the icon next to a column name to see its data type. If the table is partitioned, (magnifying glass) appears next to the partition column.
View table details
Click the Details tab to view the location of the table files, the type of table, and table properties.
View table history
If the table is a Delta table, you can click the History tab to view a timeline of changes to the table, including who made the change, the compute resource that was used, and where the change originated, such as a job or notebook.
View frequent queries and users
If the table is registered in Unity Catalog, you can view the most frequent queries made on the table and users who accessed the table in the past 30 days. See View frequent queries and users of a table.
Create a basic query
Click Create > Query to create a query that selects all columns and returns the first 1000 rows of results. You can modify the query after creation.
Create a quick dashboard
Click Create > Quick Dashboard to open a configuration page where you can select columns of interest and create a dashboard and supporting queries that provide some basic information using those columns and showcase dashboard-level parameters and other capabilities. You can modify the dashboard after creation, and you can share it with other users and configured notification destinations.