An Introduction to Flowlets in Azure Data Factory


Flowlets is a new feature of Mapping data flows introduced in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics. Flowlets can be used to extract portions of an existing data flow and save them as separate « Flowlet » objects inside your data factory or workspace. It lets you reuse implemented logical blocks. We will discuss various features of Flowlets below.

Adding Flowlets as a source

Inside the data flow design surface, the add source button will now allow for optional Flowlets as a source:

Adding Flowlets as a transformation

Flowlets can be used as a transformation in the data flow.