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Disable activities on Azure Data Factory

This is one of the features I’ve been missing the most on Azure Data Factory (ADF).

Microsoft has now added a new feature in ADF that lets you disable activities in a pipeline rather than deleting them.


This is extremely useful when you are developing because you can disable parts of the pipeline and see what happens. It can also be used to disable an activity with a lot of logic, that you don’t want to lose by deleting, just deactivate for the current run.


How does it work?


On each activity, in the general tab, there is now an option to set it as active\inactive.



When you change the option to inactive, the activity on the canvas becomes gray.


You also get options of how to treat this activity at run time (“mark activity as”):


  • Succeeded – any following activities where the connection is “success” will run.

  • Skipped - any following activities where the connection is “skipped” will run.

  • Failed – any following activities where the connection is “failed” will run. This is great when you want to test your pipeline for failures



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