How to schedule trigger for Azure Data Factory (ADF) Pipeline?

By | July 22, 2018

How to schedule trigger for Azure Data Factory (ADF) Pipeline - ADF

Azure Data Factory is a fully managed, cloud-based data orchestration service that enables data movement and transformation. Schedule trigger for Azure Data Factory can automate your pipeline execution. You can create the Azure Data Factory Pipeline using Authoring Tool, and set up a code repository to manage and maintain your pipeline from local development IDE.  The Monitoring option available under Authoring tool allows us to monitor the pipeline execution, as well as we can re-run any of the pipelines. You can run the data factory pipeline instantly or create a new trigger point.

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Schedule trigger for Azure Data Factory

There are three different types of trigger that you can set for Azure Data Factory execution.

  • Schedule
  • Tumbling Window
  • Event

When we choose to schedule a trigger, select the “New/Edit” option. Trigger Now, will execute the pipeline instantly.

Trigger Edit for Azure Data Factory

It will bring the Add Triggers blade. You can choose an existing Trigger or Click on “New” to create a new trigger.

Add Triggers

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Selecting the New option will let you create a new trigger for your Azure Data Factory. Setup your schedule based on your need and finally, save the trigger.

New Trigger

That’s it. With this, you can start scheduling your ADF pipeline for recurrence and automatic execution.

Author: Abhijit Jana

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