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Templates are predefined Azure Data Factory pipelines that allow you to get started quickly with Data Factory. Templates are useful when you're new to Data Factory and want to get started quickly. These templates reduce the development time for building data integration projects thereby improving developer productivity.

Create Data Factory pipelines from templates

You can get started creating a Data Factory pipeline from a template in the following two ways:

  1. Select Pipeline templates in the Discover more section of the Data Factory home page to open the template gallery.

    Screenshot showing how to open the template gallery from the Data Factory home page.

  2. On the Author tab in Resource Explorer, select +, then select Pipeline from template to open the template gallery.

    Screenshot showing how to open the template gallery from the Author tab.

Screenshot showing the Template gallery page.

Out of the box Data Factory templates

Data Factory uses Azure Resource Manager templates for saving data factory pipeline templates. You can see all the Resource Manager templates, along with the manifest file used for out of the box Data Factory templates, in the official Azure Data Factory GitHub repo. The predefined templates provided by Microsoft include but are not limited to the following items:

My Templates

You can also save a pipeline as a template by selecting Save as template on the Pipeline tab.

Screenshot showing how to save a pipeline as a template.

After checking the My templates box in the Template gallery page, you can view pipelines saved as templates in the right pane of this page.

Screenshot showing the My templates pane.


To use the My Templates feature, you have to enable GIT integration. Both Azure DevOps GIT and GitHub are supported.

Community Templates

Community members are now welcome to contribute to the Template Gallery. You will be able to see these templates when you filter by Contributor.

Screenshot of template gallery showing a Community contributor option under the Contributor filter.

To learn how you can contribute to the template gallery, please read our introduction and instructions.


Community template submissions will be reviewed by the Azure Data Factory team. If your submission, does not meet our guidelines or quality checks, we will not merge your template into the gallery.