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Portal does not allow me to proceed after I choose free tier of SQL Database

Hi,

I was trying to create an App Service with SQL Database by choosing the "Web App + SQL" template which gives me the option to choose a free tier for the SQL Database. However, after I chose the free tier, the portal did not allow me to proceed any further, it showed an error icon and greyed out the Select button (see pic below). Anyone knows what is wrong?

Thanks,
Ray.


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Hi @FanrayMedia,

I think your trial period may have ended. On the tier selection pane, you see additional information about when the free db trial will end.

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On https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/service-tiers-dtu, you will see the following note:

You can get a free database in Azure SQL Database at the Basic service tier in conjunction with an Azure free account to explore Azure. For information, see Create a managed cloud database with your Azure free account.

I would check for any existing database on your subscription that was created as a free trial.

Regards,
Ryan



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Hi Ryan,

I have never used a free tier of a SQL Database before, so on the "Configure" page where you highlighted in red, I see the following text "This free DB trial will end in 365 days, after which it will be upgraded to Basic."

On the hand, I don't have a free Azure account, my account is through a MSDN sub. That may explain the reason, as you pointed out it's available only to a Free Account.

I do hope, though, the UI could explain this or put a link to the article as you did, that would save us some confusion.

Thank you,
Ray.

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