Data copy from ADLS to SQL Database using RestAPI

G Rohini Bharadwaja 46 Reputation points

Hi All,

I have task to copy JSON data from ADLS to SQL Database using Rest API and in my scenario I am using Logic App which is pre configured with the database details.

I have tried using CopyData Activity in ADF to achieve this but when I debug, the activity is getting succeeded and the data is not getting copied, instead it is showing as 0bytes transferred.

Not sure, how to achieve the task.
Can any one help here.


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  1. AnnuKumari-MSFT 31,996 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @G Rohini Bharadwaja ,

    Thankyou for using Microsoft Q&A platform and thanks for posting your question here.

    As I understand your ask, you are trying to copy data from json file into SQL database via logic app being called by ADF pipeline. Please let me know if my understanding is incorrect.

    I tried to replicate your scenario and found few things that is worth mentioning here:

    1. Logic app URL is not a REST API url , when you see the logic app designer, it says, HTTP Post URL which means we can't use REST API connector to call logic app . It should be an HTTP connector. Additionally, copy activity sink doesn't accept HTTP connector . Therefore, you need to call the logic app via Web activity where we can provide the logic app HTTP URL directly.
    2. When we are trying to copy data from JSON file to SQL table, basically , we are trying to insert record in the table. In logic app, till now there is no option to perform batch insertion in the table. We can only insert data from single json to SQL table , not array of JSON. If your requirement is to insert multiple records , then you need to use lookup to read the JSON file and then iterate through each JSONs via foreach activity in ADF and call the web activity(to run logic app) inside ForEach.

    Please check the below video for reference:


    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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