Connect to Azure from Azure Data Studio. Generate an ER diagram.


  • Download Azure Data Studio here
  • What is Azure Data Studio? here
  • Quickstart docs here
  • Writing T-SQL docs here

Install Azure Data Studio in Ubuntu

Download the deb file.

Go to home and install the file (change to your exact file name)

cd ~
sudo dpkg -i ./Downloads/azuredatastudio-linux-1.40.2.deb


Selecting previously unselected package azuredatastudio.
(Reading database ... 202924 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../azuredatastudio-linux-1.40.2.deb ...
Unpacking azuredatastudio (1.40.2-1671747874) ...
Setting up azuredatastudio (1.40.2-1671747874) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (2.1-2)

Go to Activities and find Azure Data Studio

Connect to a server

Create a connection to SQL Server.

Enter server name.

Select Active Directory authentication.

Enter an account. Create new. It opens a link to login with your AD account.

Generate ER diagram in Azure Data Studio

In Extensions search for Schema Visualization. Follow the steps to install.

Clicking on Install opens the Github repo. Download the VSIX file. In Data Studio, in the Extension. Go to the 3-dots menu, click Install from VSIX, locate the file to install.

Create a database in Azure

Create a database in the Azure portal:

  • Enter all basic details
  • Select Compute+Storage as Basic

Create a schema in Azure Data Studio

In Azure Data Studio:

  • Go to Connections
  • Expand server/databases
  • Right click on the database
  • New query

Instead of using the default dbo schema, create your own. For example my schema is called PL300


Create a table in Azure Data Studio

For example create the tables Product and ProductSubcategory