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Q&A Convert Synapse SQL Server hex `sid` to Azure Entra group object ID.

Suppose I have an Azure Synapse Serverless SQL database. I can run the following to get the sid of added groups: select name, type_desc, authentication_type_desc, sid from sys.database_principal...

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Convert Synapse SQL Server hex `sid` to Azure Entra group object ID.
Suppose I have an Azure Synapse Serverless SQL database.

I can run the following to get the `sid` of added groups:

``` sql
select name, type_desc, authentication_type_desc, sid
from sys.database_principals
where type_desc = 'EXTERNAL_GROUP'
```

However, the `sid` is a long hex string, something like `0xABC123456789ABCDEF`.

Is it possible to convert the hex `sid` to an Azure Entra group object ID?

I'm trying to confirm that the permission record in Synapse SQL Server is referring to the correct Azure Entra group, to rule out the possibility that it's referring to a group with the correct name, but the wrong ID.