Deploy an SSIS Project to an ADF Azure-SSIS IR Course Now Available

I am excited to announce the availability of Deploy an SSIS Project to an ADF Azure-SSIS IR, a new Azure QuickStart course! Access the new course – along with all my recorded training for one year – by subscribing to Premium Level. Additional access options include: Azure QuickStart Premium – Access all Azure QuickStart training …
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Build a Pipeline to Stop an ADF Azure-SSIS IR Course Now Available

I am excited to announce the availability of Build a Pipeline to Stop an ADF Azure-SSIS IR, a new Azure QuickStart course! Access the new course – along with all my recorded training for one year – by subscribing to Premium Level. Additional access options include: Azure QuickStart Premium – Access all Azure QuickStart training …
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Failed Get Parameter Info Error in Azure-SSIS

Have you encountered this error: “Failed Get Parameter Info of parameter ____”? I ran into this error a couple times while consulting for a client to lift and shift SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to Azure Data Factory (ADF). The Most Likely Fix Make sure the Azure-SSIS integration runtime is running: Launch Azure Data Factory …
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How to Get ADF to List Available Properties

Did you know Azure Data Factory (ADF) will actually list available properties? It will. One of the things I cover in my ADF training titled Master the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory is this handy troubleshooting tip. An Error I am attempting to read the status of a pipeline execution using a call to the ADF …
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ADF Activity State Property Disables Pipeline Activities

Update: Chenye Charlie Zhu has posted an excellent article about this new functionality over at the Microsoft ADF blog! It’s titled Comment Out Part of Pipeline. Part of one of my consulting gigs is helping a client lift and shift SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to Azure Data Factory (ADF). While developing some test pipelines …
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One Complex Example of ADF Pipeline Return Value

This post is part of a short series on Azure Data Factory pipeline return value functionality, which is in preview at the time of this writing. The Problem I am Trying to Solve I want to develop an Azure Data Factory (ADF) design pattern for calling focused, unit-of-work, function-y ADF pipelines that perform focused tasks. …
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One Simple Example of ADF Pipeline Return Value

This post is part of a short series on Azure Data Factory pipeline return value functionality, which is in preview at the time of this writing. The Problem I am Trying to Solve I want to develop an Azure Data Factory (ADF) design pattern for calling focused, unit-of-work, function-y ADF pipelines that perform focused tasks. …
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ADF Pipeline Return Value Series

While delivering Azure Data factory (ADF) consulting for a client, I had the opportunity to develop some utility pipelines that used Pipeline return values functionality (in preview at the time of this writing). For me, this exercise was a two-step process, which I share in this series: One Simple Example of ADF Pipeline Return Value …
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Changing ADF Execute SSIS Package Activity to Manual Entries

I found this error confusing, too. Why? One reason was I made an assumption that the SSIS Catalog reference (a reference is an SSIS Catalog configuration setting that connects an SSIS project to an SSIS Catalog Environment) would override any values being sent from the ADF Execute SSIS Package activity to the SSIS Project / Package execution call.