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[Following material applies to Tumbling Window Triggers in Azure Data Factory. Learn more about Tumbling Window Trigger]


With the newly released feature, you now have the capabilities to cancel Tumbling Window Trigger runs if the window is in Running or Waiting on Dependency state. 


  • If the window is in Running state, cancel the associated Pipeline Run, and the trigger run will be marked as Cancelled afterwards

  • If the window is in Waiting or Waiting on Dependency state, you can cancel the window from Monitoring



You can also rerun a cancelled window. The rerun will take the latest published definition of the trigger; and dependencies for the specified window will be re-evaluated upon rerun.



Combining these two capabilities give you a powerful way to resolve the hanging/blocking dependencies view. Imagine the following scenario: TWT-B depends on TWT-A, and for some reasons TWT-A has been consistently failing lately. To unblock downstream work flows, you decided to remove TWT-A from TWT-B’s dependency list. 


Instead of stopping and restarting TWT-B, you can now take following steps:

  1. Cancel all Waiting on Dependency runs of TWT-B (these are the windows waiting for TWT-A to finish)

  2. Edit and publish new trigger definitions of TWT-B to remove dependencies

  3. Rerun the cancelled runs

Since the rerun will take the new definition, it will by-pass the blocking TWT-A, and enable downstream workflow to continue

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