Integrate Azure Table Data into Automated Tasks with Power Automate

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Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual SQL Server database for Azure Table data and integrate live Azure Table data into your Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) tasks.

Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) is an online service that automates events (known as workflows) across the most common apps and services. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Azure Table data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to connect to Connect Cloud from Power Automate and integrate live Azure Table data into your workflows and tasks.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Azure Table, allowing you to easily integrate with live Azure Table data in Power Automate — without replicating the data. CData Connect Cloud looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Automate and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Azure Table, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Azure Table data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Azure Table Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Azure Table" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Azure Table.

    Specify your AccessKey and your Account to connect. Set the Account property to the Storage Account Name and set AccessKey to one of the Access Keys. Either the Primary or Secondary Access Keys can be used. To obtain these values, navigate to the Storage Accounts blade in the Azure portal. You can obtain the access key by selecting your account and clicking Access Keys in the Settings section.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to CData Connect Cloud

To use Connect Cloud to integrate Azure Table data into your Power Automate tasks, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Set Authentication Type to "SQL Server Authentication"
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Connect Cloud instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Azure Table database you created earlier (like azuredb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Integrating Azure Table Data into Power Automate Tasks

With the connection to Connect Cloud configured, you are ready to integrate live Azure Table data into your Power Automate tasks.

  1. Log in to Power Automate
  2. Click My flows -> New and choose to create the flow from blank or template
  3. Add (or configure) a SQL Server action (like Get rows) and configure the action to connect to your Connect Cloud connection
  4. Select a Table to work with (from the drop-down menu) and configure any advanced options (like filters, orders, etc)
  5. Configure any actions to follow and test, then save the flow

SQL Access to Azure Table Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Azure Table data from Power Automate tasks. You can create more connections and workflows to drive business — all without replicating Azure Table data.

To get SQL data access to 200+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Connect Cloud.

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