Create External Table in Azure SQL DATABASE from ADLS Parquet files

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Is it possible to create an external table in Azure SQL (not Synapse) based on the parquet file that is located on ADLS Gen2?

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  1. Nandan Hegde 29,886 Reputation points MVP

    External tables in synapse use Polybase feature to read files from blob whereas the external tables in Azure SQL are for elastic queries( to cross read data between databases) and not for reading a file.
    But there are other ways like bulk insert, openrowset :

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