ADF Tools

Azure Data Factory Tools

This page is dedicated to one topic only: Publish your ADF from code to the service in Azure! Easily!!!

It’s another approach in opposite to ARM templates located in ‘ADF_Publish’ branch.
Many companies leverage that workaround and it works great.

PowerShell module (open-source and free!)

Back in June 2020, I decided to write a brand new PowerShell module to help all of us when publishing the whole Azure Data Factory code from your (master) branch or directly from your local machine. The module resolves all pains existed so far in any other solution, including:

  • replacing any property in JSON file (ADF object),
  • deploying objects in an appropriate order,
  • deployment part of objects,
  • deleting objects not existing in the source any longer,
  • stop/start triggers, etc.

The module is publicly available in PS Gallery:
Source code and full documentation are in GitHub here.

Azure DevOps extension (open-source and free!)

On top of that, I built an extension to Azure DevOps which uses the above PS module to deploy entire ADF seamlessly.
This approach minimizes the efforts and reduces the needs of PowerShell skills down to zero. It is a very easy and comfortable way to deploy ADF from code with Azure DevOps Pipeline.

The task (extension) is publicly available in Microsoft Marketplace: Deploy Azure Data Factory by SQLPlayer

Knowledge Hub

I thought that might be a good idea to gather all the questions you have asked across my YouTube channel or post blog comments and build a kind of knowledge hub. Here you are.


🎬 Publish from code with one task in DevOps Pipeline (1/2)
🎬 Publish from code with one task in DevOps Pipeline (2/2)
🎬 A couple of flavors of Azure Data Factory deployments

Please, don’t forget to subscribe and/or click thumb-up on the video. Thanks in advance!


I moved all the question from here to one place, which is Discussion Q&A section in GitHub.

Do you have a question?
The best and fastest way is to raise a new issue on GitHub: New Issue/Question.
I will answer as soon as I can (I’ve got e-mail notification on that repo).

Kamil Nowinski (@NowinskiK)