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Microsoft

In ADF's pipeline designer, there are several activities that actually contain other activities, thereby acting as a "container". In order to help you, as a pipeline designer, understand what activities are occurring inside of your IF, UNTIL, FOREACH, SWITCH, we are updating the UI from this experience:

oldnotcontainer.png

To a more informational and richer UX that will show a small set of the activities inside the container right on the primary pipeline canvas, with the option to show all:

 

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We hope that this experience will provide a pipeline UX that is easier to visualize and quickly understand.

 

Our intent is to release this UX update week of Feb 24, 2020, as part of our regular UI update process.

 

Please send us your feedback & thank you!

10 Comments
Regular Visitor

Is it same as grouping that is available in SSIS?

Microsoft

Not SSIS grouping, this is a way to visualize the activities inside the "container" style pipeline activities: IF, SWITCH, FOREACH, UNTIL.

Occasional Visitor

VERY nice!

Occasional Visitor

Will it be optional to turn this on or off?  Useful as long as you can change it with a checkbox or setting.

Occasional Visitor

Hi. Thanks for the upcoming improvements. Will the visualisation change colour to reflect activities that have failed or succeeded, without drilling into the container activities? 

Occasional Visitor

I like it - it is pretty frustrating to have to click the iteration/conditional to access the edit button. This gives you more feedback in the canvas with no click. And also saves you a click. 

Senior Member

Very nice!  Thanks for caring so much about the user experience for us data geeks!

Microsoft

This is a great update, makes the coding and designing pretty easy and straight forward. 

Small suggestion there, if we can provide the exact error message in the pipeline run details instead on "One of the internal activity failed", it would be a great add on .

Frequent Visitor

Great, but what about adding a generic container, ie. without iteration/conditions?

Occasional Visitor

Nice! This will be helpful to see the activities inside the Container Activities.