Data Factory and urls as source

Victor Prasad 41 Reputation points


This is a noob'ish question.

I use DF to copy files from a shared network folder to an and Azure Blob.

Now I am being asked to copy and image from a url to a Blob container

Can I use a source public site, like https://<>/Picuture.png
and have it copy to the blob via DF?

(Permission has been granted by the source site owners for my use)



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  1. HimanshuSinha-msft 19,386 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Victor Prasad ,
    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.
    As we understand the ask here is copy images to a blob container , please do let us know if its not accurate.
    You can use the copy activity with the biinary formay and that shoule do the trick .

    This is what I tried which worked for me .

    I tried to copy the image :


    1. Created a new ADF pripiline and used a copy activity .
    2. Created a new http Linked servive pointing to .
    3. On the Source side , please create a new dataset of Type HTTP and format as Binary .
    4. On the sink side please create a linked service for blob and create a sink dataset with the format as binary .
    5. Thats It I was able to copy the image to a blob .This is waht you should see on the blob container .

    Please do let me if you have any queries.

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