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AzureBlobStorage Table Engine

This engine provides an integration with Azure Blob Storage ecosystem.

Create Table

CREATE TABLE azure_blob_storage_table (name String, value UInt32)
ENGINE = AzureBlobStorage(connection_string|storage_account_url, container_name, blobpath, [account_name, account_key, format, compression])

Engine parameters

  • endpoint — AzureBlobStorage endpoint URL with container & prefix. Optionally can contain account_name if the authentication method used needs it. (http://azurite1:{port}/[account_name]{container_name}/{data_prefix}) or these parameters can be provided separately using storage_account_url, account_name & container. For specifying prefix, endpoint should be used.
  • endpoint_contains_account_name - This flag is used to specify if endpoint contains account_name as it is only needed for certain authentication methods. (Default : true)
  • connection_string|storage_account_url — connection_string includes account name & key (Create connection string) or you could also provide the storage account url here and account name & account key as separate parameters (see parameters account_name & account_key)
  • container_name - Container name
  • blobpath - file path. Supports following wildcards in readonly mode: *, **, ?, {abc,def} and {N..M} where N, M — numbers, 'abc', 'def' — strings.
  • account_name - if storage_account_url is used, then account name can be specified here
  • account_key - if storage_account_url is used, then account key can be specified here
  • format — The format of the file.
  • compression — Supported values: none, gzip/gz, brotli/br, xz/LZMA, zstd/zst. By default, it will autodetect compression by file extension. (same as setting to auto).


CREATE TABLE test_table (key UInt64, data String)
ENGINE = AzureBlobStorage('DefaultEndpointsProtocol=http;AccountName=devstoreaccount1;AccountKey=Eby8vdM02xNOcqFlqUwJPLlmEtlCDXJ1OUzFT50uSRZ6IFsuFq2UVErCz4I6tq/K1SZFPTOtr/KBHBeksoGMGw==;BlobEndpoint=http://azurite1:10000/devstoreaccount1/;',
'test_container', 'test_table', 'CSV');

INSERT INTO test_table VALUES (1, 'a'), (2, 'b'), (3, 'c');

SELECT * FROM test_table;
│ 1 │ a │
│ 2 │ b │
│ 3 │ c │

Virtual columns

  • _path — Path to the file. Type: LowCardinalty(String).
  • _file — Name of the file. Type: LowCardinalty(String).
  • _size — Size of the file in bytes. Type: Nullable(UInt64). If the size is unknown, the value is NULL.

See also

Azure Blob Storage Table Function