Pipeline giving error while executing usql


  • Hi All,

    I am creating one simple pipeline in Azure data factory which will execute one u- SQL script.

    I have configured all the activity correctly, but then also getting below error.

    can someone let me what I am missing to resolve this issue?


    Activity U-SQL1 failed: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: dataFactoryName

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:08 PM

All replies

  • Hi Vipin,

    Try creating a custom Azure integration runtime and configuring your pipeline to use that instead. You can find instructions here.  If that doesn't work, it may be useful to post the JSON code behind your data factory (scrubbed of any sensitive information of course). You can find that by clicking the 'code' button on the right of your pipeline visual tools.  



    Monday, April 16, 2018 5:51 PM
  • Hi Vipin

    Anyluck I am facing the same issue.

    { "errorCode": "2011", "message": "Value cannot be null.\r\nParameter name: dataFactoryName", "failureType": "UserError", "target": "U-SQLdemo" }

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:01 PM
  • Hi Matt,

    I am facing the same issue .can you please help me.

        "name": "pipeline1",
        "properties": {
            "activities": [
                    "name": "U-SQLdemo",
                    "type": "DataLakeAnalyticsU-SQL",
                    "policy": {
                        "timeout": "7.00:00:00",
                        "retry": 0,
                        "retryIntervalInSeconds": 30,
                        "secureOutput": false
                    "typeProperties": {
                        "scriptPath": "ScriptPath/uscript.txt",
                        "scriptLinkedService": {
                            "referenceName": "AzureDataLakeStorels",
                            "type": "LinkedServiceReference"
                        "parameters": {
                            "dataFactoryName": "TestDataFactory"
                    "linkedServiceName": {
                        "referenceName": "AzureDataLakeAnalyticsls",
                        "type": "LinkedServiceReference"
            "parameters": {
                "dataFactoryName": {
                    "type": "String",
                    "defaultValue": "TestDataFactory"

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:05 PM
  • Hi Deepz,

    Not yet , I have two azure subscription , where ine one it is working fine with same code as you posted above.

    but not working with other subscription , unable to to get what is the reason of faliure . 

    Thankx & regards, Vipin jha MCP

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:37 PM
  • Hello,

    I had the same issue yesterday.
    Changing the ADLS linked service from an MSI based-authentication to a Service Principal authentication (same service principal as ADLA linked service) solved the problem.

    Note: I didn't had to change the Integration Runtime


    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:42 PM