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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage is designed to easily and efficiently store any type of unstructured data, such as images, videos, audio, and documents. Use this connector to pull CSV, TSV, and TXT data files from your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account into Domo. To learn more about the Azure Blob Storage API, visit their page (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/res...rvice-rest-api).

You connect to your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Azure Blob Storage connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Azure Blob Storage account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • Your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account name

  • Your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account key

If you do not know your credentials, reach out to your Microsoft account representative.

Connecting to Your Azure Blob Storage Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Azure Blob Storage Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Azure Blob Storage account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Account Name

Enter your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account name.

Account Key

Enter your Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account key.

Once you have entered valid Azure Blob Storage credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Azure Blob Storage DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains various options for selecting and configuring the file you want to import into Domo.

Menu

Description

What File Type Would You Like to Import?

Select whether you want to pull a CSV, TSV, or TXT file into Domo.

Blob Container

Select the container with the file you want to import into Domo.

Blob Directory

Select the directory with the file you want to import into Domo.

Multiple Files

Check this box if you want to import all files from the selected directory.

How Would You Like to Choose Your Block Blob?

Choose whether you want to select your block blob from a list or enter the name manually.

Select Block Blob

Select the desired block blob. 

Enter Block Blob

Enter a portion of the name of the desired block blob. In Block Blob Match Type, you can specify how to match this string to the block blob name. 

Block Blob Match Type

Select whether your desired block blob starts with or merely contains the string you have entered in Enter Block Blob

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.