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Toad Data Point 5.0 - User Guide

Create Azure Table Service Connections

Toad allows you to connect to a Windows Azure Table storage service, a NoSQL data source, to view and query tables.

After creating a connection, see About Business Intelligence and NoSQL Data Sources for more information about this data source.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

To create an Azure Table service connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select Microsoft Azure Table Services from the Group list.
  3. Enter the connection information in the Create New Connection dialog. Review the following for additional information:

    Username Enter your Windows Azure Table service account name.
    URL Toad automatically enters the URL for the above account name.
    Password

    Enter your account access key.

    Note: You can retrieve your access key after signing in to your account through the Windows Azure Portal. See http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/storage/how-to-manage-a-storage-account/#regeneratestoragekeys for more information.

    Category (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one. See Set Connection Categories for more information.

    Note: In NoSQL and Business Intelligence connections, Toad automatically saves the password in the connections.xml file as obfuscated text, as well as in Toad. To add additional password security, use Toad's Master Password feature. See Security Options for more information.

  4. Click Connect to connect immediately while saving the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.
  5. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.

Tips: 

  • Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.

  

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