Azure Data Factory–Foreach / Filter activities

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This video in the series leverages and explores the filter activity and foreach activity within Azure Data Factory. Please take a look at a quick overview below and then watch the video! Enjoy!

Filter Activity in Azure Data Factory

The filter activity in ADF is used in a control flow to filter down an existing array. The filter activity will take an input array and then output a separate array that has the filtered results. Each row of the input array is evaluated using the expression language within Azure Data Factory.

Foreach Activity in Azure Data Factory

The foreach activity iterates over an array performing an action or set of actions on each item within that list. In this video each item in the array is passed into a stored procedure activity, which then loads specific metadata information into a table in an Azure SQL Database.

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Azure Data Factory–Lookup and If Condition activities (Part 3)

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This video in the series leverages the lookup and if condition activity to return a set of results and then determine what operation should occur next based on an expression within the control flow. This is a great demo for learning new activities, expressions and referencing output parameters. Below is a couple of quick highlights on each of the activities featured here and then a link to the ADF video!

Lookup Activity in ADF v2

The lookup activity within Azure Data Factory allows you to execute a stored procedure and return an output. Interestingly, the stored procedure activity does not return any outputs.

  • Leverage the Lookup activity to execute SQL Code or a Stored procedure and return an output.

If Condition Activity in Azure Data Factory

  • Leverage the If Condition activity and ADF Expression language to help control operations in the ADF Control Flow

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Azure Data Factory – Stored Procedure Activity (Part 2)

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First blog in series: Azure Data Factory – Metadata Activity

Stored Procedure Activity in ADF v2

  • Writing data to an Azure SQL Database via a stored procedure.
  • Populating input parameters from the output properties of other activities in ADF.
  • Limitations for the Stored Procedure activity

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