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Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition by Neil Mackenzie, Roberto Freato

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Inserting, updating, deleting, and querying data against the Table service

The Azure Storage library uses both WCF Data Services and OData to invoke table operations in the Azure Storage Services REST API. The library has methods that provide functionality specific to the Azure Table service, such as the retry functionality that allows methods to be retried automatically in the event of failure and continuation token functionality that supports server-side paging.

In the Storage library, instances of a model class represent entities of a table. When saving an instance to a table, the Storage library creates a property in the entity for each public property of the instance. The model class must contain the primary key properties for the entity: ...

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