Connect to a Microsoft SQL Azure Database

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This page of the Table Import Wizard enables you to connect to a Microsoft SQL Azure database. To access the wizard from the PowerPivot window, on the Home tab, in the Get External Data group, click the type of data source from which you want to import tables.

The SQL Azure database is a hosted, relational database that you connect to by using SQL Server Authentication. For more information about SQL Azure, see the web site SQL Azure. To connect to a data source, you must have the appropriate provider installed on your computer. For more information about supported data sources and providers, see Data Sources Supported in PowerPivot Workbooks.

  • Friendly connection name
    Type a unique name for this data source connection. This is a required field.

  • Server name
    Type the name, or IP address, of the server to connect to.

  • User name
    Specify a user name for the database connection.

  • Password
    Specify a password for the database connection.

  • Save my password
    Specify whether the password you have entered in the Password box is stored.

  • Database name
    Select a database from the list of databases.

  • Advanced
    Set additional connection properties by using the Set Advanced Properties dialog box. For more information, see Set Advanced Properties.

  • Test Connection
    Attempt to establish a connection to the data source using the current settings. A message is displayed indicating whether the connection is successful.

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