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18/02/2021

Oracle data transfers via Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory (ADF) is the ETL (Extract Transform Load) component of the Microsoft Azure environment. It is used to create pipelines to extract, modify and move data in and out of numerous data …
Azure Active Directory user authentication on Azure Function
Azure
28/01/2021

AD user authentication with Azure function

When you create an Azure Function it is protected, by default, with the API key security. So when you need to call that function then you simply attach the provided API key to the request. API key …
.Net
07/01/2021

Azure EF Core and EF 6 SQL database connection resiliency

When using a serverless Azure SQL database via an Azure Function, the “Internal .Net Framework Data Provider error 6 in SQL Azure” error can sometimes occur. Yet if you re-run the query a …
rbac authorization using ARM
ARM Template
30/11/2020

Authorizing resources using RBAC with a separate ARM file

I have been using ARM (Azure Resource Management) templates to deploy Azure resources for a fairly long time. Generally speaking, these templates are straightforward to use, but some steps can be a …
BizTalk
16/11/2020

Handling zombie messages in BizTalk

Zombie messages are messages that were routed to a running orchestration from the messageBox and were currently “in flight” when the orchestration instance ended. In other words, we have not …
Front linked ARM
Azure
03/11/2020

Linked ARM templates with _artifactsLocation and _artifactsLocationSasToken

  As described in the Microsoft documentation, it is possible to use these parameters to reference linked ARM templates. There are two reasons to do this, in that there is no need to provision a …
Optimizing JSON processing in Logic App with map and reduce
Azure
06/10/2020

Optimizing JSON data processing in Logic App with map and reduce

Not while ago a colleague of mine asked me to take a look at his Logic App. It has a HTTP trigger with JSON data on the input. The Logic App processed the data (JSON array) with a For-Each action and …
Variabilise bindings DevOps
BizTalk
05/10/2020

Using variables in BizTalk bindings in Azure DevOps

In this article, we will see how to use variables in BizTalk bindings during automatic deployments using Azure DevOps. We will also see how to have different configurations depending on the …
Front Conditions XPath
Azure
21/09/2020

XPath conditions in a Logic App

Our Logic App receives this JSON payload as an input: { “Product”: { “@type”: “food”, “Names”: [ { “@language”: “fr”, “value”: “Farine” }, { …
Synchronous API
Azure
08/09/2020

Building synchronous APIs on an asynchronous event bus using Azure Service Bus

Creating an API can entail having to make synchronous tasks available, i.e. where the caller actively waits for a response before processing can continue. Asynchronous tasks (fire-and-forget, or …
LogicAppSettings
Azure
24/08/2020

Parameter settings in Logic Apps

The Azure Logic Apps online editor now includes a Parameters button. The aim of this article is to explore some of the possibilities this new feature offers. It can be used to declare parameters …
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Azure
04/08/2020

Azure Logic App: is it worth moving from a linear pattern to a star pattern?

If you are used to using Logic Apps, you are sure to be familiar with the functionality used to resubmit a given run. This feature can prove extremely useful, whether during development, or in a …