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Consuming SQL Azure OData Service using OData Explorer


OData Explorer is free Sample Silverlight Application available in http://www.silverlight.net/content/samples/odataexplorer/

To run this you should have Silverlight 4.0 Runtime installed

Step 1: Click on the above URL to browse the application online. To Access SQL Azure OData service, You need to install it as Out of Browser application or else you will get the following error while adding the service to workspace

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To avoid this, right click and click “Install OData Explorer onto this computer…”

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Once installed, you will see the below shortcut in your desktop, double click the short cut to run OData Explorer

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Step 2: By default, it will prompt you to add a new OData Service to Workspace

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Please provide workspace name and enter the SQL OData Service URI and then click “Ok”

Step 3: Once successfully added, you will see below screen showing the list of Data Collections available through the SQL Azure OData service

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Step 4: To browse data you can click on any table and data will be loaded on the right pane

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Step 5: To filter the data, you can use “Build Query” option and then select the field name and then specify criteria and filter value and click “Add Query Option” to add the filter

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Click “Ok” and then click “Go” on workspace to apply the filter on the data

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Step 6: To Edit the record, click on “Edit”

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To modify the data, you can change the required values and click “Save Changes” and to delete the entire record use “Delete” option

This is not full fledged data management interface, but it provides quick access to your data with no need to write any code

Happy OData Exploring and Programming !!!

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