Copy data from and to Salesforce - Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse (2023)

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This article outlines how to use Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse pipelines to copy data from and to Salesforce. It builds on the Copy Activity overview article that presents a general overview of the copy activity.

Supported capabilities

This Salesforce connector is supported for the following capabilities:

Supported capabilitiesIR
Copy activity (source/sink)① ②
Lookup activity① ②

① Azure integration runtime ② Self-hosted integration runtime

For a list of data stores that are supported as sources or sinks, see the Supported data stores table.

Specifically, this Salesforce connector supports:

  • Salesforce Developer, Professional, Enterprise, or Unlimited editions.
  • Copying data from and to Salesforce production, sandbox, and custom domain.

Note

This function supports copy of any schema from the above mentioned Salesforce environments, including the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP).

The Salesforce connector is built on top of the Salesforce REST/Bulk API. When copying data from Salesforce, the connector automatically chooses between REST and Bulk APIs based on the data size – when the result set is large, Bulk API is used for better performance; You can explicitly set the API version used to read/write data via apiVersion property in linked service. When copying data to Salesforce, the connector uses BULK API v1.

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Note

The connector no longer sets default version for Salesforce API. For backward compatibility, if a default API version was set before, it keeps working. The default value is 45.0 for source, and 40.0 for sink.

Prerequisites

API permission must be enabled in Salesforce.

Salesforce request limits

Salesforce has limits for both total API requests and concurrent API requests. Note the following points:

  • If the number of concurrent requests exceeds the limit, throttling occurs and you see random failures.
  • If the total number of requests exceeds the limit, the Salesforce account is blocked for 24 hours.

You might also receive the "REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED" error message in both scenarios. For more information, see the "API request limits" section in Salesforce developer limits.

Get started

To perform the Copy activity with a pipeline, you can use one of the following tools or SDKs:

  • The Copy Data tool
  • The Azure portal
  • The .NET SDK
  • The Python SDK
  • Azure PowerShell
  • The REST API
  • The Azure Resource Manager template

Create a linked service to Salesforce using UI

Use the following steps to create a linked service to Salesforce in the Azure portal UI.

  1. Browse to the Manage tab in your Azure Data Factory or Synapse workspace and select Linked Services, then click New:

    • Azure Data Factory
    • Azure Synapse

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  2. Search for Salesforce and select the Salesforce connector.

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  3. Configure the service details, test the connection, and create the new linked service.

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Connector configuration details

The following sections provide details about properties that are used to define entities specific to the Salesforce connector.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for the Salesforce linked service.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property must be set to Salesforce.Yes
environmentUrlSpecify the URL of the Salesforce instance.
- Default is "https://login.salesforce.com".
- To copy data from sandbox, specify "https://test.salesforce.com".
- To copy data from custom domain, specify, for example, "https://[domain].my.salesforce.com".
No
usernameSpecify a user name for the user account.Yes
passwordSpecify a password for the user account.

Mark this field as a SecureString to store it securely, or reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault.

Yes
securityTokenSpecify a security token for the user account.

To learn about security tokens in general, see Security and the API. The security token can be skipped only if you add the Integration Runtime's IP to the trusted IP address list on Salesforce. When using Azure IR, refer to Azure Integration Runtime IP addresses.

For instructions on how to get and reset a security token, see Get a security token. Mark this field as a SecureString to store it securely, or reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault.

No
apiVersionSpecify the Salesforce REST/Bulk API version to use, e.g. 52.0.No
connectViaThe integration runtime to be used to connect to the data store. If not specified, it uses the default Azure Integration Runtime.No

Example: Store credentials

{ "name": "SalesforceLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Salesforce", "typeProperties": { "username": "<username>", "password": { "type": "SecureString", "value": "<password>" }, "securityToken": { "type": "SecureString", "value": "<security token>" } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } }}

Example: Store credentials in Key Vault

{ "name": "SalesforceLinkedService", "properties": { "type": "Salesforce", "typeProperties": { "username": "<username>", "password": { "type": "AzureKeyVaultSecret", "secretName": "<secret name of password in AKV>", "store":{ "referenceName": "<Azure Key Vault linked service>", "type": "LinkedServiceReference" } }, "securityToken": { "type": "AzureKeyVaultSecret", "secretName": "<secret name of security token in AKV>", "store":{ "referenceName": "<Azure Key Vault linked service>", "type": "LinkedServiceReference" } } }, "connectVia": { "referenceName": "<name of Integration Runtime>", "type": "IntegrationRuntimeReference" } }}

Dataset properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining datasets, see the Datasets article. This section provides a list of properties supported by the Salesforce dataset.

To copy data from and to Salesforce, set the type property of the dataset to SalesforceObject. The following properties are supported.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property must be set to SalesforceObject.Yes
objectApiNameThe Salesforce object name to retrieve data from.No for source, Yes for sink

Important

The "__c" part of API Name is needed for any custom object.

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Example:

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{ "name": "SalesforceDataset", "properties": { "type": "SalesforceObject", "typeProperties": { "objectApiName": "MyTable__c" }, "schema": [], "linkedServiceName": { "referenceName": "<Salesforce linked service name>", "type": "LinkedServiceReference" } }}

Note

For backward compatibility: When you copy data from Salesforce, if you use the previous "RelationalTable" type dataset, it keeps working while you see a suggestion to switch to the new "SalesforceObject" type.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the dataset must be set to RelationalTable.Yes
tableNameName of the table in Salesforce.No (if "query" in the activity source is specified)

Copy activity properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining activities, see the Pipelines article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Salesforce source and sink.

Salesforce as a source type

To copy data from Salesforce, set the source type in the copy activity to SalesforceSource. The following properties are supported in the copy activity source section.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the copy activity source must be set to SalesforceSource.Yes
queryUse the custom query to read data. You can use Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL) query or SQL-92 query. See more tips in query tips section. If query is not specified, all the data of the Salesforce object specified in "objectApiName" in dataset will be retrieved.No (if "objectApiName" in the dataset is specified)
readBehaviorIndicates whether to query the existing records, or query all records including the deleted ones. If not specified, the default behavior is the former.
Allowed values: query (default), queryAll.
No

Important

The "__c" part of API Name is needed for any custom object.

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Example:

"activities":[ { "name": "CopyFromSalesforce", "type": "Copy", "inputs": [ { "referenceName": "<Salesforce input dataset name>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "outputs": [ { "referenceName": "<output dataset name>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "typeProperties": { "source": { "type": "SalesforceSource", "query": "SELECT Col_Currency__c, Col_Date__c, Col_Email__c FROM AllDataType__c" }, "sink": { "type": "<sink type>" } } }]

Note

For backward compatibility: When you copy data from Salesforce, if you use the previous "RelationalSource" type copy, the source keeps working while you see a suggestion to switch to the new "SalesforceSource" type.

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Note

Salesforce source doesn't support proxy settings in the self-hosted integration runtime, but sink does.

Salesforce as a sink type

To copy data to Salesforce, set the sink type in the copy activity to SalesforceSink. The following properties are supported in the copy activity sink section.

PropertyDescriptionRequired
typeThe type property of the copy activity sink must be set to SalesforceSink.Yes
writeBehaviorThe write behavior for the operation.
Allowed values are Insert and Upsert.
No (default is Insert)
externalIdFieldNameThe name of the external ID field for the upsert operation. The specified field must be defined as "External ID Field" in the Salesforce object. It can't have NULL values in the corresponding input data.Yes for "Upsert"
writeBatchSizeThe row count of data written to Salesforce in each batch.No (default is 5,000)
ignoreNullValuesIndicates whether to ignore NULL values from input data during a write operation.
Allowed values are true and false.
- True: Leave the data in the destination object unchanged when you do an upsert or update operation. Insert a defined default value when you do an insert operation.
- False: Update the data in the destination object to NULL when you do an upsert or update operation. Insert a NULL value when you do an insert operation.
No (default is false)
maxConcurrentConnectionsTheupperlimitofconcurrentconnectionsestablishedtothedatastoreduringtheactivityrun.Specifyavalueonlywhenyouwanttolimitconcurrentconnections.No

Example: Salesforce sink in a copy activity

"activities":[ { "name": "CopyToSalesforce", "type": "Copy", "inputs": [ { "referenceName": "<input dataset name>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "outputs": [ { "referenceName": "<Salesforce output dataset name>", "type": "DatasetReference" } ], "typeProperties": { "source": { "type": "<source type>" }, "sink": { "type": "SalesforceSink", "writeBehavior": "Upsert", "externalIdFieldName": "CustomerId__c", "writeBatchSize": 10000, "ignoreNullValues": true } } }]

Query tips

Retrieve data from a Salesforce report

You can retrieve data from Salesforce reports by specifying a query as {call "<report name>"}. An example is "query": "{call \"TestReport\"}".

Retrieve deleted records from the Salesforce Recycle Bin

To query the soft deleted records from the Salesforce Recycle Bin, you can specify readBehavior as queryAll.

Difference between SOQL and SQL query syntax

When copying data from Salesforce, you can use either SOQL query or SQL query. Note that these two has different syntax and functionality support, do not mix it. You are suggested to use the SOQL query, which is natively supported by Salesforce. The following table lists the main differences:

SyntaxSOQL ModeSQL Mode
Column selectionNeed to enumerate the fields to be copied in the query, e.g. SELECT field1, filed2 FROM objectnameSELECT * is supported in addition to column selection.
Quotation marksFiled/object names cannot be quoted.Field/object names can be quoted, e.g. SELECT "id" FROM "Account"
Datetime formatRefer to details here and samples in next section.Refer to details here and samples in next section.
Boolean valuesRepresented as False and True, e.g. SELECT … WHERE IsDeleted=True.Represented as 0 or 1, e.g. SELECT … WHERE IsDeleted=1.
Column renamingNot supported.Supported, e.g.: SELECT a AS b FROM ….
RelationshipSupported, e.g. Account_vod__r.nvs_Country__c.Not supported.

Retrieve data by using a where clause on the DateTime column

When you specify the SOQL or SQL query, pay attention to the DateTime format difference. For example:

  • SOQL sample: SELECT Id, Name, BillingCity FROM Account WHERE LastModifiedDate >= @{formatDateTime(pipeline().parameters.StartTime,'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ')} AND LastModifiedDate < @{formatDateTime(pipeline().parameters.EndTime,'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ')}
  • SQL sample: SELECT * FROM Account WHERE LastModifiedDate >= {ts'@{formatDateTime(pipeline().parameters.StartTime,'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}'} AND LastModifiedDate < {ts'@{formatDateTime(pipeline().parameters.EndTime,'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}'}

Error of MALFORMED_QUERY: Truncated

If you hit error of "MALFORMED_QUERY: Truncated", normally it's due to you have JunctionIdList type column in data and Salesforce has limitation on supporting such data with large number of rows. To mitigate, try to exclude JunctionIdList column or limit the number of rows to copy (you can partition to multiple copy activity runs).

Data type mapping for Salesforce

When you copy data from Salesforce, the following mappings are used from Salesforce data types to interim data types within the service internally. To learn about how the copy activity maps the source schema and data type to the sink, see Schema and data type mappings.

Salesforce data typeService interim data type
Auto NumberString
CheckboxBoolean
CurrencyDecimal
DateDateTime
Date/TimeDateTime
EmailString
IDString
Lookup RelationshipString
Multi-Select PicklistString
NumberDecimal
PercentDecimal
PhoneString
PicklistString
TextString
Text AreaString
Text Area (Long)String
Text Area (Rich)String
Text (Encrypted)String
URLString

Note

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Salesforce Number type is mapping to Decimal type in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse pipelines as a service interim data type. Decimal type honors the defined precision and scale. For data whose decimal places exceeds the defined scale, its value will be rounded off in preview data and copy. To avoid getting such precision loss in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse pipelines, consider increasing the decimal places to a reasonably large value in Custom Field Definition Edit page of Salesforce.

Lookup activity properties

To learn details about the properties, check Lookup activity.

Next steps

For a list of data stores supported as sources and sinks by the copy activity, see Supported data stores.

FAQs

How do I copy data from Azure data Factory? ›

Use the copy data tool to copy data
  1. Step 1: Start the copy data Tool. On the home page of Azure Data Factory, select the Ingest tile to start the Copy Data tool. ...
  2. Step 2: Complete source configuration. ...
  3. Step 3: Complete destination configuration. ...
  4. Step 4: Review all settings and deployment. ...
  5. Step 5: Monitor the running results.
Oct 25, 2022

What is the difference between Azure synapse and Azure data Factory? ›

Difference between Synapse Analytics and Data Factory

Data Factory offers the integration of different data sources, but Synapse Analytics serves as a platform from which you can manage, prepare and serve data for BI and Machine Learning purposes with reporting capabilities.

How do I migrate ADF pipeline to synapse? ›

At this time you can migrate ADF pipelines/artifacts to Synapse workspace only by exporting the support JSON files of your ADF pipelines/artifacts and using Azure PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Synapse Analytics to create the same artifacts in Synapse workspace.

How do I Copy data from one Azure database to another? ›

Copy using the Azure portal

To copy a database by using the Azure portal, open the page for your database, and then choose Copy to open the Create SQL Database - Copy database page. Fill in the values for the target server where you want to copy your database to.

How do I bulk Copy in Azure Data factory? ›

Switch to the Source tab, and do the following steps:
  1. Select AzureSqlDatabaseDataset for Source Dataset.
  2. Select Query option for Use query.
  3. Click the Query input box -> select the Add dynamic content below -> enter the following expression for Query -> select Finish. SQL Copy.
Sep 27, 2022

Which ADF activity which is used to connect with source data? ›

Self-hosted IR is an ADF pipeline construct that you can use with the Copy Activity to acquire or move data to and from on-premises or VM-based data sources and sinks.

How do I connect ADF to Azure SQL Database? ›

For this go to ADF weblink and then go to Author, then to dataset.
  1. Search for Azure SQL Database.
  2. In the properties tab provide the required details, make sure to provide the correct linked service. ...
  3. Now, in the connection tab, select the required table name and then click on Preview data option to see the data.
May 23, 2022

How do I import multiple CSV files into ADF? ›

Create new pipeline -> add "Data Flow" activity. in Data Flows tab -> create new Data flow. Load the csv files as a source in Data flow (look at attached picture below)

What are the limitations of Azure synapse database? ›

Limit is 8000 for char data types, 4000 for nvarchar, or 2 GB for MAX data types. The number of bytes per row is calculated in the same manner as it is for SQL Server with page compression. Like SQL Server, row-overflow storage is supported, which enables variable length columns to be pushed off-row.

Why use Synapse over ADF? ›

Unless you are looking to use legacy features, use CI/CD that ADF have, or general orchestration, it's probably better to focus on Azure Synapse. It reduces deployed resources, permissions, and general cost of maintaining multiple resources.

Does Azure Synapse include data Factory? ›

Azure Data Factory and its equivalent pipelines feature within Azure Synapse itself provide a fully managed cloud-based data integration service. You can use the service to populate an Azure Synapse Analytics with data from your existing system and save time when building your analytics solutions.

Is Azure synapse same as Azure data warehouse? ›

Basically, Azure Synapse completes the whole data integration and ETL process and is much more than a normal data warehouse since it includes further stages of the process giving the users the possibility to also create reports and visualizations.

Is Azure synapse an ETL tool? ›

Azure Synapse and Snowflake are two commonly recommended ETL tools for businesses that need to process large amounts of data.

How do I export data from Azure synapse? ›

Configure an export
  1. Go to Data > Exports.
  2. Select Add export.
  3. In the Connection for export field, choose a connection from the Azure Synapse Analytics section. ...
  4. Provide a recognizable Display name for your export and a Database name. ...
  5. Select which entities you want to export to Azure Synapse Analytics. ...
  6. Select Save.
Jan 16, 2023

How do I fetch data from one database to another in SQL? ›

Import the data
  1. Open the destination database. ...
  2. Click Import the source data into a new table in the current database, and then click OK.
  3. In the Select Data Source dialog box, if the . ...
  4. Click OK to close the Select Data Source dialog box. ...
  5. Under Tables, click each table or view that you want to import, and then click OK.

How do I transfer resources from one Azure account to another? ›

Go to the Resource groups blade in the Azure portal and then navigate to the particular resource group. Step 2 — Click on Move button and then select Move to another subscription option. Step 3 — Next in the resources to move screen, review the resources that are to be moved over which are all automatically selected.

How do I copy a table from one database to another? ›

The fastest way to copy a table in MySQL: dbForge Studio for MySQL
  1. Right-click the table you want to copy in Database Explorer and select Duplicate Object.
  2. In the dialog that opens, select the destination db.
  3. Select to copy the table data or structure only.
  4. Specify the name of the new table, and click OK.

What are the various data transfer options available to copy data Azure? ›

You copy data to the device and then ship it to Azure where the data is uploaded. The available options for this case are Data Box Disk, Data Box, Data Box Heavy, and Import/Export (use your own disks).

What is copy data tool in Azure Data Factory? ›

In Azure Data Factory and Synapse pipelines, you can use the Copy activity to copy data among data stores located on-premises and in the cloud. After you copy the data, you can use other activities to further transform and analyze it.

How do I copy files from one container to another in Azure? ›

Copy containers, directories, and blobs

Copy all containers, directories, and blobs to another storage account by using the azcopy copy command. This example encloses path arguments with single quotes (''). Use single quotes in all command shells except for the Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe).

What connects an Azure Data Factory activity to a dataset? ›

The Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database linked services contain connection strings that Data Factory uses at runtime to connect to your Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database, respectively. The Azure Blob dataset specifies the blob container and blob folder that contains the input blobs in your Blob storage.

What is difference between pipeline and data flow in ADF? ›

Data moves from one component to the next via a series of pipes. Data flows through each pipe from left to right. A "pipeline" is a series of pipes that connect components together so they form a protocol.

Why is ADF better than SSIS? ›

Azure Data Factory supports both batch and streaming data processes while SSIS supports only batch processes. Azure Data Factory allows you to define a series of tasks that need to be performed on data, such as copying data from one location to another, analyzing it and storing it in a database.

Can Azure synapse connect to Azure SQL database? ›

Using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or Azure Data Studio, connect to the logical server. If you want to have your Azure Synapse workspace connect to your Azure SQL database by using a managed identity, set the Azure Active Directory admin permissions on the logical server.

How do I connect to an Azure synapse database? ›

Prerequisites for sharing from Azure SQL Database or Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL DW)
  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to your SQL server. Select Firewalls and virtual networks from left navigation.
  2. Select Yes for Allow Azure services and resources to access this server.
  3. Select +Add client IP. ...
  4. Select Save.
Oct 27, 2022

How do I connect to Azure synapse in SQL? ›

Serverless SQL pool
  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
  2. In the Connect to Server dialog box, fill in the fields, and then select Connect: Server name: Enter the server name previously identified. ...
  3. To explore, expand your Azure SQL server. You can view the databases associated with the server.
Feb 18, 2022

How do I import multiple Excel files into ADF? ›

Open the Azure data factory studio, go to the Author tab, click on pipelines, then click on New pipeline. Find and drag the Lookup Activity, then go to the source tab, click on the + New button to create a new source dataset. Select Azure SQL database, then click on continue.

Is ADF replacing SSIS? ›

PRO TIP: No, Azure data/factory does not replace SSIS. SSIS is a different product with different capabilities. For example, SSIS is limited in its ability to handle large data sets and it can be difficult to manage and update. Azure data/factory seems to address these issues.

How do I import a schema into ADF? ›

You can define such mapping on Data Factory authoring UI: On copy activity -> mapping tab, click Import schemas button to import both source and sink schemas.

What are the 2 concepts that Azure Synapse brings together? ›

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics.

What are the limitations of Azure Data Factory? ›

Version 2
ResourceDefault limitMaximum limit
Total number of entities, such as pipelines, data sets, triggers, linked services, Private Endpoints, and integration runtimes, within a data factory5,000Contact support.
Total CPU cores for Azure-SSIS Integration Runtimes under one subscription64Contact support.
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Why is azure synapse better? ›

It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or dedicated options—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, explore, prepare, transform, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

What is the alternative to Azure synapse? ›

We have compiled a list of solutions that reviewers voted as the best overall alternatives and competitors to Azure Synapse Analytics, including Google Cloud BigQuery, Databricks Lakehouse Platform, Snowflake, and Amazon Redshift.

Is Azure Synapse a data warehouse or data lake? ›

This service forms the basis of a data lake where it can be used as the storage layer for a variety of data processing and data consumption services. A screenshot of the ADLS dashboard is shown below. Azure Synapse Analytics – Synapse is Azure's data warehouse offering on the Azure cloud.

When should you use Azure synapse? ›

When should you use Azure Synapse Analytics? To perform very complex queries and aggregations O To create dashboards from tabular data To enable large number of users to query analytics data 2.

Is Azure Data Factory an ETL? ›

With Azure Data Factory, it's fast and easy to build code-free or code-centric ETL and ELT processes. In this scenario, learn how to create code-free pipelines within an intuitive visual environment. In today's data-driven world, big data processing is a critical task for every organization.

Is Azure data/factory a database? ›

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating and automating data movement and data transformation. ADF does not store any data itself.

Does Azure Synapse support cross database query? ›

Azure Synapse Analytics also doesn't support cross database query.

Does Azure Synapse support JSON? ›

Modern Data Warehouses such as Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery and Microsoft Azure Synapse use JSON data and data types time and again.

Which is the most appropriate use case for Azure synapse Analytics? ›

Dealing with big data is the primary use case. We use this solution to analyze big data. We collect data from different sources then we analyze that data with Synapse.

Is Azure data/factory ETL or ELT? ›

With Azure Data Factory, it is fast and easy to build code-free or code-centric ETL and ELT processes.

What SQL is used in Azure synapse? ›

Azure Synapse SQL is a big data analytic service that enables you to query and analyze your data using the T-SQL language. You can use standard ANSI-compliant dialect of SQL language used on SQL Server and Azure SQL Database for data analysis.

What is the difference between Azure synapse and Azure SQL Database? ›

Azure SQL DB provides an easy-to-maintain data storage with predictable cost structures while Azure synapse provides control and features such as pausing computational tasks in order to efficiently manage costs.

How do I import a CSV file into synapse? ›

Process
  1. Create a new Azure Storage Connection. ...
  2. Create a new Azure Synapse Analytics Connection. ...
  3. Create a new CSV Format or Parquet Format. ...
  4. Create a new Flow. ...
  5. Configure load transfromation. ...
  6. Set optional and required parameters. ...
  7. Optionally, add a mapping. ...
  8. Optionally, add more source-to-destination transformations.
Nov 3, 2022

How do you create an external data source in Azure Synapse? ›

To create an external data source, use CREATE EXTERNAL DATA SOURCE. Specifies the name of the external file format object that stores the file type and compression method for the external data. To create an external file format, use CREATE EXTERNAL FILE FORMAT.

What is copy data tool in Azure Data factory? ›

In Azure Data Factory and Synapse pipelines, you can use the Copy activity to copy data among data stores located on-premises and in the cloud. After you copy the data, you can use other activities to further transform and analyze it.

How do I copy data from Azure table storage? ›

To copy data from Azure Table, set the source type in the copy activity to AzureTableSource. The following properties are supported in the copy activity source section. The type property of the copy activity source must be set to AzureTableSource. Use the custom Table storage query to read data.

How do you copy data from BLOB storage to SQL database by using Azure data factory? ›

Next steps
  1. Create a data factory.
  2. Create Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database linked services.
  3. Create Azure Blob and Azure SQL Database datasets.
  4. Create a pipeline containing a copy activity.
  5. Start a pipeline run.
  6. Monitor the pipeline and activity runs.
Sep 27, 2022

Can copy files from Azure VM to local machine? ›

Through RDP

Simply go to your Microsoft Azure portal, select your VM and press the connect button to download an RDP file that you can use to connect to your VM . Now, you have the ability to copy files from your local computer inside the VM over the RDP protocol .

What are the three ways to Copy data? ›

The Windows keyboard shortcut for Copy is the most intuitive: Ctrl + C. The Cut and Paste shortcuts also use the Ctrl key. To cut (or move) in Windows, press: Ctrl + X. After copying or cutting your data, use the Paste shortcut to add it where you want it.

What are the various data transfer options available to Copy data Azure? ›

You copy data to the device and then ship it to Azure where the data is uploaded. The available options for this case are Data Box Disk, Data Box, Data Box Heavy, and Import/Export (use your own disks).

Is Azure Data Factory A ETL tool? ›

With Azure Data Factory, it's fast and easy to build code-free or code-centric ETL and ELT processes.

How do you copy and paste data tables? ›

Copy a table and paste it in a new location
  1. In Print Layout view, rest the pointer on the table until the table move handle. appears.
  2. Click the table move handle to select the table.
  3. Do one of the following: ...
  4. Place the cursor where you want the new table.
  5. Press CTRL+V to paste the table in the new location.

Is copying data from Azure free? ›

Data transfer from Azure origin to Azure CDN is free in specific cases. Please see FAQ for additional details.

What does the copy data activity in Azure data Factory pipelines accept as a source? ›

The Copy activity in Azure Data Factory is used to copy data between the different data stores that are located on-premises and in the cloud, in order to use the copied data in other transformation or analysis tasks or copy the transformed or analyzed data to the final store to be visualized.

Can we use blob storage in data factory? ›

Create an Azure Blob Storage linked service using UI

Use the following steps to create an Azure Blob Storage linked service in the Azure portal UI. Browse to the Manage tab in your Azure Data Factory or Synapse workspace and select Linked Services, then click New: Azure Data Factory.

How do I connect blob storage to Azure Data Factory? ›

Step1: From ADF Studio => Go to Manage => Managed private endpoints => + New => Select Azure Blob Storage => From you subscription select your storage account. Step2: Once you create the private endpoints, it's time to approve the request from Azure Portal.

How do I copy from premise to Azure blob storage? ›

Upload modified files to Blob storage

Then, use the AzCopy sync command. Replace the <local-folder-path> placeholder with the path to a folder that contains files (For example: C:\myFolder or /mnt/myFolder . Replace the <storage-account-name> placeholder with the name of your storage account.

Can you copy and paste between virtual machines? ›

To copy and paste text from your local computer to the remote VM and vice versa, you can use the Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V keyboard shortcuts (on a PC) or Cmd-C and Cmd-V (on a Mac).

How do you copy and paste across VMS? ›

Highlight the text in the VM, and then press Ctrl+C two times to copy the text. On your local computer, click where you want to paste the text. Press Ctrl+V or right-click and select Paste.

How do I transfer data between VMS? ›

To do this, simply open the file browser on the host to where you would like to drop the files and drag the files from the virtual machine into the file browser of the host. File transfers should be pretty quick; if the virtual machine seems stuck when transferring, simply cancel the transfer and try again.

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