Can we get a selector to choose trigger values which can be passed to a pipeline when triggered?

asked 2021-10-18T03:27:19.277+00:00
PeterSh 161 Reputation points

I have a blob creation trigger set and I wanted to be able to move the triggering file once it was processed. After a bit of hunting around, I found that we can pass the name of the file which triggered the storage event to the pipeline.

  1. Create a parameter on the pipeline
  2. Attach a storage trigger to the pipeline
  3. When prompted for 'Trigger run parameters', set the pipeline parameter created in step 1 to '@Trigger ().outputs.body.fileName'
  4. For pipeline tasks which you want to work with the triggering file, set the file of the dataset to the parameter from step 1

All well and good. So long as you set the container and directory appropriately, you can now work specifically with the triggering file.

My question here is, would it be possible to get a dropdown list of available variables here?


It would really help make this obvious, and who knows what else might be exposed which could be useful for our pipelines.

That is a little more long term though, so in the interim, is there a resource somewhere that shows exactly what is available to use here?


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  1. answered 2021-10-19T06:19:38.617+00:00
    KranthiPakala-MSFT 32,896 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @PeterSh ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum and thanks for posting your query.

    Here is a public document where we have a list of System Variable that are supported by Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse. You can use these variables in expressions when defining entities within either service.

    Here is the reference document: System variables supported by Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics



    Please note that for Storage event trigger scope, if you are creating your pipeline and trigger in Azure Synapse Analytics, you must use @trigger().outputs.body.fileName and @trigger().outputs.body.folderPath as parameters. Those two properties capture blob information. Use those properties instead of using @triggerBody().fileName and @triggerBody().folderPath.

    If you have any feedback regarding product feature request, we encourage you to please log a feedback directly from ADF UI as shown below:


    Hope this info helps. Do let us know if you have further query


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