ADF copy activity fileextension option in delimited dataset as sink is not changing the extension. Any solution for this?

Anvy Elizabeth 1 Reputation point

I have some files in blob storage in .csv format. I was copying this to ADLS folder. I need to append date format as postfix to file copied. I have not added filename in output dataset. But this is not changing file extension.

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  1. AnnuKumari-MSFT 31,731 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi Anvy Elizabeth ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A platform and thanks for posting your question here.

    As per my understanding , you are trying to concatenate the sink filename with date as a postfix along with the extension. Please let me know if that is not what you are looking for .

    I tried using fileExtension option to create the postfix to store date with the extension for the sink file. It worked for a file but didn't for another. Assuming the requirement is to append current date at the end of the filename, I added dynamic content in file extension as below expression:



    Although it works , but the file extension is meant to detect the output file name and the expected values are '.csv','.txt' etc. I would recommend you to use filename option in the sink dataset to create the dynamic filenames.

    For more details on the implementation, kindly checkout this video: How to provide dynamic name to the target file based on pipelinerundate In azure data factory

    Hope it helps. Kindly accept the answer by clicking the Accept answer button. Thankyou.