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Connect to Azure Table Data in RazorSQL

Connect to Azure Table from wizards and query Azure Table data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Azure Table enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Azure Table using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Azure Table Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.azuretables.AzureTablesDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:azuretables: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Azure Table JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.azuretables.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:azuretables:AccessKey=myAccessKey;Account=myAccountName;

Query Azure Table Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.