Connect to Blob storage from Azure Databricks SQL

Kaizad Wadia 20 Reputation points

So I would like to read a table from a CSV file on Azure Blob Storage in my own account, and load it into a table in Unity Catalog on databricks (hopefully using SQL).

I have tried this SQL command:


COPY INTO <table_name>
FROM 'abfss://<container>@<storage_account><filename>.csv'
COPY_OPTIONS ('mergeSchema' = 'true');

But it gives me the following error:

Failure to initialize configuration for storage account <storage_account> Invalid configuration value detected for

I ideally don't want to use an access token, but a role if possible (or short lived credentials) for authentication, but have no idea why this doesn't work.

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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 85,351 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Kaizad Wadia - Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    This is excepted when you haven't used any credentials to access the Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 account where you have the sample data.

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    According to the document: Connect to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and Blob Storage - The following credentials can be used to access Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 or Blob Storage:

    • OAuth 2.0 with a Microsoft Entra ID service principal
    • Shared access signatures (SAS)
    • Account keys

    For the demo purpose, I had used Account keys option to just to show case the authentication can be used to access Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.


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    Checking to see if the sales table has been created.

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    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.

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