myLittleAdmin for SQL Azure is web-based interface to manage SQL Azure server and databases
myLittleAdmin is available for free under Public Beta, but it will be charged once it goes live. Pricing information is not disclosed yet.
You can Install myLittleAdmin for SQL Azure in your own IIS server or you can access it directly from http://mylittleadmin4sqlazure.cloudapp.net/
For list of features and support information, please visit http://azure.mylittleadmin.com/azure/en/default.aspx
Login – To connect to SQL Azure server, provide Servername, Database, Login and Password to login to your server
You can also connect without specifying the database name
To Encrypt the connection or change the Connection Time out click on “Options” and select the required option
Click “Connect” to connect to your SQL Azure server
Dashboard – Databases Tab (Default) displays the available System and User databases
Dashboard – Connection Tab displays the License and Connection information
Server Info displays the detailed information about the connected SQL Azure server
To disconnect from the server, use the “Disconnect” option in “Connection” tab.
Database Tab To Manage Database Object
Click on User Databases and select your database to view Tables, Views, Synonyms, Stored Procedures, Functions, Users, Roles and Schema
By selecting a Table, you can access the following functions in the Right side pane
– Open the table to view or modify data
You have option to Export to CSV, XML and Excel 2003 format. You can also filter data, modify or insert or delete records
To create View, Click on “Views” node and click on “New” Icon on Right side pane, and then modify the template to specify View name, Schema Name and SQL query to create view and click “Create”
To create Synonyms, Click on “Synonyms” node and click on “New” Icon on Right side pane, then enter the Synonym name, select the Schema and then Object Type and name and click “Create”
Similarly you can create or modify or drop Stored Procedures, Functions, Database Triggers and View Assemblies and Types available
Manage Database Users, Roles and Schemas
Security Tab: Manage Logins, View Server Roles
To create new login, click on New Icon in Right side pane after selecting Logins node
You can use “New Query” tool to run adhoc queries, Type your query and click on “Submit”
Query options available
You can view the results of Query in Results tab
You can view Informational and Error messages in Messages tab
Generate Insert script for Tables
Select database, and table and specify the columns and then click on “Generate” to create insert SQL script
Generated Insert Script
To save the script, click on “Save As” and proceed
Import CSV Files
Options for import
I tried couple of different format and options, even after Import option is not working even after directly trying to import files exported from Data View itself
Always getting the following error
I wasn’t sure why its not able to see the table from Import option even for an administrator account
Under Preferences, you can select you preferred Language, available languages are English, French, Deutsch and Japanese.
Currently there is only one Skin and Export option available.
You can access the myLittleAdmin forums from Help tab.
Conclusion: myLittleAdmin for SQL Azure is a full fledge light weight Management Studio, which supports all database objects, comes with useful handy tools and also available in 4 different languages.
When compared to Project Houston and Red Gate Query Anywhere, myLittleAdmin supports more features and also fast performing.
For detailed comparison of features across Project Houston, Red Gate Anywhere and myLittleAdmin for SQL Azure, please read this document
I hope you all find this information useful !!!