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Windows Azure - SQL Azure Management Portal - Create Database and Table

Posted by Jean Paul Articles | Windows Azure October 23, 2011
In this article we can explore how to create create tables, views, and run sql queries in SQL Azure Management Portal.
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In the previous article "Windows Azure - SQL Azure Management Portal Introduction" we have seen how to connect and create database using the SQL Server Management Portal application. In this article we can explore how to create create tables, views, and run sql queries on it etc.
 
Login to SQL Azure Management Portal
 
We need to sign in to the SQL Azure Management Portal before continuing with the topics. Use the database url for signing in. (eg: https://server.database.windows.net)
 
Creating a Table
 
Now we can explore how to create a table using the management portal. After selecting the database, click on the New Table button to get the table creation screen.

SQL Azure Management portal
 
Within a few seconds you will get the following screen for table creation. Enter the table details. I have named the table as Car and entered 3 columns.

Database in SQL Azure Management portal
 
Click on the Save button to save the table.

SQL Azure Management
 
The left side tree view provides access to all tables, views and stored procedures in the current database.

Azure Management portal
 
For accessing the table, click on the Tables item as shown above.

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Click on the Data button from the Car table row to view the data inside it.

Management portal
 
We can use the Add Row button to create new rows in the table. After entering the records, use the Save button to commit the changes.

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Note: Without using the Save button the records will not be saved in the database. This is an important point in dealing with data.
 
Creating Views, Stored Procedures
 
Similar to the way of table creation, we can create Views and Stored Procedures using the ribbon toolbar buttons.
 
For creating views, use the New View button.

SQL Azure portal
 
For creating stored procedures, use the New Stored Procedure button.

Database in SQL Azure Management portal
 
Query Execution
 
You can write and execute SQL query on the database using the New Query button from the ribbon toolbar.

table in SQL Azure Management portal
 
On clicking the button, the following query window appears.

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Enter the query "SELECT * FROM Car" and click the execute button. You will see the results as shown below. (If you cannot see the results, make sure you clicked the Save button in the record creation screen)
 
Summary
 
In this article we have explored table creation, running sql query on the SQL Azure Management Studio web application.

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