Connect Azure Storage Account with Power BI

Hello readers, in this blog we will see how to connect Azure storage account with Power BI. Before going into the details, lets understand what is a storage account in Azure.

A storage account is a container that bands a set of Azure Storage services together.

  • Azure Blobs are scalable object store for text and binary data.
  • Azure Files are organized file shares for cloud or on-premises deployments.
  • Azure Queue is a messaging store for consistent messaging
  • Azure Tables are NoSQL store for schema-less storage of structured data.

In Power BI, we can only connect with Azure Blobs and Azure Tables as we have lot of connectors available to connect Power BI with multiple Azure services.

Procedure to connect with both storage account is same. Let’s look at Azure Blob Storage connector. Once you select Azure Blob Storage, you will be prompted to give Account Name or URL.


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Once you put the account name, it will now ask for the account key.

Once you put the account key, you are now connected to the azure storage account. This is all about connecting Azure Storage account with Power BI.

Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you will find this blog helpful.

Gaurav Lakhotia
Sr. Data Analyst
Addend Analytics

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