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This article is going to explain , how we can use AZURE table. This article will explain how to create a stroage account and then modify the connection string in exsiting azure application using local development storage.

Note : This article is part 2 of series of article , so I recoomend please go through this article before redaing this one.

You can see video of this article here

Step 1

Login to your Azure portal with your live credential. After your successful login , you can see the below screen . Just click on New Service.

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Step 2

Then you need to select Storage account from given options. As you going to create account for windows azure storage .

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Step 3

In this step , you need to provide service label and service description .

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Step 4

You have to provide a unique name here. I am providing debugmode as unique name.

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Step 5

In this step you need to set the affinity group. If you don’t want to put your storage account in a particular affinity group, you can select the region of your own.

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And now click on Create

Step 6

Once you click create, you can see three end points has been created for you in azure storage.

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Note: Primary access key and secondary access key has been blacked out

Accessing Windows Azure table

If you are referring the article here , then navigate to step 5. Step 5 explains how to set the connection string. You will have to modify the connection string to use Azure table.

Step 1

Click on Webrole 1 in solution explorer.

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Step 2

Click on the setting in the tab

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Step 3

In the top select add setting

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Step 4

When you add a setting a setting will get added. Now from drop down , select Connection string as type.

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Step 5

When you click to set the value, you will get the below child window. Select Enter storage credentials

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Now you need to provide

1. Account name

2. Account Key

Now to provide these two information , copy and paste below two things from your azure portal. In my case account name is debugmode and account key (The blacked out) .

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Once you provide these two details, leave the default setting and press ok.

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You can see in setting tab a value has been added.

Next and last step , what you need to do is open WebRole.CS file and put the setting name from previous step at these two below places .

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After performing above steps, now your application has been modified to use Azure table.

I hope this article was useful. Thanks for reading Happy Coding.

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One thought on “Step by Step walkthrough on CRUD Operation on Azure table part # 2: Setting UP storage account for Azure and modifying connection string

  1. Thank you, that saved me a great deal of time. How many decades have you spent learning Microsoft SQL? You seem like a bit of an epic legend at it!

    Thanks again, Giulici.

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