Azure Blob storage is a feature of Microsoft Azure. It allows users to store large amounts of unstructured data on Microsoft's data storage platform. In this case, Blob stands for Binary Large Object, including images and multimedia files.
Our platform enables you to quickly and easily connect your Form Entries to Azure Blob storage.
This enables you to select which files, images, and videos to be uploaded to the Azure Blob storage when forms are submitted.
Before you add an Azure Blob Storage Connector, you must ensure that you have a valid Microsoft Azure connection set up on your organization.
Navigate to the Connections page and provide the Storage Account Name & Access Key.
Storage Account Name - Azure requires a name for the Storage account that is unique within Azure. Storage account names must be between 3 and 24 characters in length and use numbers and lower-case letters only.
Access Key - Every request you make to the Azure Storage services must be authenticated. Each Azure storage account has two storage access keys, either of which can be entered here.
Adding Azure Blob Storage to your Form
The Form Connectors page can be accessed from your Form designer, settings, or in the Screens listing if you mouse over the Form row in question.
Once you are on the Connectors page, setting up an Azure Blob Storage connector is easy:
- Click on the ADD CONNECTOR button to see a list of the available Connectors.
- Click the Azure Blob Storage option.
This will refresh the page and display your Connector, now ready for configuration. Be sure to click SAVE at the top of the page when completed.
1. Send Form Answers
You can choose what format you want your Form entry data to be sent as.
CSV: Sends a Form data as a CSV file.
Excel: Sends a Microsoft Excel file, which is generated using an Excel XLSX template you upload.
PDF: Sends a PDF file, generated using either a generic PDF output or the Word/Excel template provided.
Text File: Sends a Form data as a Text file.
Word: Sends a Microsoft Word file, which is generated using a Word DOCX template you upload.
2. Send Media Files
Allows you to attach which media files are to be included.
The Connector will send/attach all media captured in the Form entry (photos, videos, etc.) as separate files with this option enabled.
This is in addition to any generated answer/template output of the connector.
Note: If the Anonymize Personal Data is enabled, media files marked as Personal Data will be excluded.
3. File Name
Allows you to specify the name of the media file/s to be uploaded.
4. Container Name
Your Azure Storage account uses Containers to hold and organize your files (called Blobs). Blobs must all be stored in the container. Enter the name of the container you wish to connect with.
5. Folder Path
Enter the folder path under your Bucket that you wish to organize your file within: 'Bucketname/FolderName/FileGoesInThisOne'
6. Anonymize Personal Data
If enabled, data from fields marked as Personal Data will be converted to a non-human-readable format to aid privacy.