Nesting ForEach Activities in Azure Data Factory

Near the end of June 2020, I delivered a free Enterprise Data & Analytics Summer o’ ADF webinar titled Using the Azure Data Factory ForEach Activity. My friend Meagan Longoria (Blog | @MMarie | LinkedIn) was in attendance. If you don’t know Meagan, you should – especially if you work with analytics. She’s scary-smart about …
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The Recording for Building an SSIS Framework in Azure Data Factory

Enjoy this recording of the (free!) Enterprise Data & Analytics webinar titled Building an SSIS Framework in ADF! :{> Need Help Getting Started with ADF? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises modernize their data engineering by lifting and shifting SSIS from on-premises to the cloud. Our experienced engineers grok enterprises of all sizes. We’ve done the hard work …
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Learn SSIS Data Flows and Azure Data Factory in August 2020!

I recently added two online training deliveries for August 2020: 10-11 Aug 2020: SSIS Data Flows 12 Aug 2020: Master the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory SSIS Data Flows is a two-day, online, live course designed to jumpstart SSIS developers who want to learn SSIS and those who desire to fill gaps in their self-taught …
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SQL Server Data Automation through Frameworks Book Available for Pre-Order

Although the cover image needs an update, my and Kent Bradshaw’s next book – titled “SQL Server Data Automation through Frameworks: Building Metadata-driven Frameworks with T-SQL, SSIS, and Azure Data Factory” is available for pre-order!

Free Webinar – Building an SSIS Framework in ADF

Join me at 12:00 PM EDT on 9 Jul 2020 for Building an SSIS Framework in ADF, another free Summer o’ ADF webinar from Enterprise Data & Analytics. Abstract Andy authors SSIS frameworks according to a few principles: 1. Functionality 2. Empathy 3. Simplicity Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP Andy Leonard as he discusses and …
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Four Questions to Ask When Hiring an Enterprise Data Consultant

It’s time to hire a consultant for your enterprise data project. That is awesome news, but a quick search for the perfect consultancy reveals a number of options (and hourly rates). What’s a CEO, CIO, CFO, VP, or Director to do? How do you choose a consultant with the right experience for your enterprise data …
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One Way to Break Out of an Azure Data Factory ForEach Activity

First, a couple shoutouts to my brothers and friends, Joel Cochran (@joelcochran) and Shannon Lowder (@shannonlowder). This approach grew out of conversations with them. The ForEach activity iterates over a collection of items. One less-documented property of the ForEach activity is it (currently) iterates the entire collection. I can hear some of you asking… “What …
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Configure Azure Data Factory Security for the ADF REST API

Before using the Azure Data Factory’s REST API in a Web activity’s Settings tab, security must be configured. Azure Data Factory pipelines may use the Web activity to call ADF REST API methods if and only if the Azure Data Factory managed identity is assigned the Contributor role. More information about the problem I am …
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Azure Data Factory Supports Excel Files

Excel format in Azure Data Factory. A welcome addition to ADF! When adding an ADF DataSet: I am convinced they got tired of me saying, “Well, you’ll need SSIS if you want to read Excel…” Probably not, though. Either way… score! :{> Need Help Migrating to Azure? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises modernize their data …
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