Azure Data Factory - naming rules

The following table provides naming rules for Data Factory artifacts.

Name Name Uniqueness Validation Checks
Data Factory Unique across Microsoft Azure. Names are case-insensitive, that is, MyDF and mydf refer to the same data factory.
  • Each data factory is tied to exactly one Azure subscription.
  • Object names must start with a letter or a number, and can contain only letters, numbers, and the dash (-) character.
  • Every dash (-) character must be immediately preceded and followed by a letter or a number. Consecutive dashes are not permitted in container names.
  • Name can be 3-63 characters long.
Linked Services/Tables/Pipelines Unique with in a data factory. Names are case-insensitive.
  • Maximum number of characters in a table name: 260.
  • Object names must start with a letter number, or an underscore (_).
  • Following characters are not allowed: “.”, “+”, “?”, “/”, “<”, ”>”,”*”,”%”,”&”,”:”,”\”
Resource Group Unique across Microsoft Azure. Names are case-insensitive.
  • Maximum number of characters: 1000.
  • Name can contain letters, digits, and the following characters: “-”, “_”, “,” and “.”.