Creating a Database

The Azure web app blade allows you to easily add a SQL database or a MySQL database to your website. Of course, you can add these and other data storage and access services directly from the Azure home page and then configure their access using the other features of Azure. However, here we will walk through the scenario of adding a SQL database to your Azure web app.

You use the New button on top left of the web app blade (refer to Figure 12.28) to get started adding a SQL database to your web app. This brings up the Create blade where you can select Data + Storage form the available categories. You can then select SQL Database from the possibilities as shown in Figure 12.29.

FIGURE 12.29 Use Add from the website toolbar ...

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