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Unable to use Windows Azure Storage Emulator #3

SyntaxC4 opened this Issue · 1 comment

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This issue is caused by the how Data Container (Windows Azure Storage) urls are created by using a replacement token (http://{0}

When the Data Container is setup in the ConfigTool, a storagename and storagekey is provided. This is used to provide the application a Storage Location to retrieve the data loaded using the DataLoader.

This is a problem when providing the local storage values as is not a valid storage account most likely doesn't have the accountkey of Eby8vdM02xNOcqFlqUwJPLlmEtlCDXJ1OUzFT50uSRZ6IFsuFq2UVErCz4I6tq/K1SZFPTOtr/KBHBeksoGMGw==

Here is how storage urls differ between production and the storage emulator:

Windows Azure Storage Url

  • Blob: http://<accountname><resource-path>
  • Table: http://<accountname><resource-path>
  • Queue: http://<accountname><resource-path>

Windows Azure Storage Emulator Url

More details found on msdn article, overview of running a windows azure application with local storage

@SyntaxC4 SyntaxC4 was assigned

One potential fix for this is detecting if the url is a loop-back url as described in Episode 18 of Cloud Cover Show

A little bit about how System.Uri.IsLoopBack works

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