How to use base parameter within a Synapse Notebook Pipeline activity?

Meghan Munagala 0 Reputation points

I'm trying to use a base parameter (parameter_test )that I have for a notebook activity and reference that parameter within my notebook itself. I'm using pyspark, and need to pass in this parameter and set it to a variable within my notebook as shown here:

variable = parameter_test

The issue is that I cannot seem to find the syntax for how to do this. And I know for a fact that the notebook activity is reading in the parameter value correctly because it appears in the input json for the activity, I just need to figure out how to reference it.

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  1. Smaran Thoomu 11,370 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Meghan Munagala

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    To use a base parameter within a Synapse Notebook Pipeline activity, you can reference the parameter in your notebook code using the following syntax:


    This will retrieve the value of the "parameter_test" parameter and set it to a variable in your notebook. Here's an example of how you can use this syntax in your notebook code:

    from pyspark.sql.functions 
    import * # Get the value of the "parameter_test" parameter 
    parameter_test = dbutils.widgets.get("parameter_test") 
    # Use the parameter value in your code 
    df ="csv").option("header", "true").load(parameter_test) 
    # Show the resulting dataframe 

    In this example, the "parameter_test" parameter is used to specify the path to a CSV file that is loaded into a Spark dataframe. The value of the parameter is retrieved using dbutils.widgets.get("parameter_test") and is then used in the"csv").option("header", "true").load(parameter_test) line to load the CSV file.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

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