Windows Azure - SQL Azure Management Portal - Create Database and Table
In this article we can explore how to create create tables, views, and run sql queries in SQL Azure Management Portal.
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
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.
Click on the Save button to save the table.
The left side tree view provides access to all tables, views and stored
procedures in the current database.
For accessing the table, click on the Tables item as shown above.
Click on the Data button from the Car table row to view the data inside
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.
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.
For creating stored procedures, use the New Stored Procedure button.
You can write and execute SQL query on the database using the New Query
button from the ribbon toolbar.
On clicking the button, the following query window appears.
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)
In this article we have explored table creation, running sql query on the
SQL Azure Management Studio web application.