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Read Azure Blob Storage (Cloud Connectivity)


This operator downloads the specified file from the Microsoft Azure Blob Storage cloud storage.


After you have configured your Azure Blob Storage account, you can load the Azure Blob Storage file with this operator.

Be aware that the operator cannot read the file as example set. For this reason, you must connect the Read Azure Blob Storage operator to another appropriate operator to read the file. For example, if you want to load an Excel file from your Azure Blob Storage, you must connect the Read Azure Blob Storage operator with the Read Excel operator to see the result.


  • file (File)

    The downloaded file object is returned here. Must be connected to a appropriate Read Operator, for example Read Excel or Read CSV.


  • connection The connection details for the Azure Blob Storage connection have to be specified. If you have already configured an Azure Blob Storage connection, you can select it from the drop-down list. If you have not configured an Azure Blob Storage yet, select the icon to the right of the drop-down list. Create a new Azure Blob Storage connection in the Manage connections box. The account name and account key are required. Range: configurable
  • file Select the Azure Blob Storage file you want to download. Note that the concept of folders does not exist in Azure Blob Storage, so the default delimiter ('/') is used to represent them. If your file was stored as 'name1/name2/my_file.xls' on Azure Blob Storage, the file 'my_file.xls' would be displayed as residing in the folder 'name1/name2/'. Range: selection