This page of the Table Import Wizard enables you to connect to a Microsoft SQL Azure database. To access the wizard from the PowerPivot window, on the Home tab, in the Get External Data group, click the type of data source from which you want to import tables.
The SQL Azure database is a hosted, relational database that you connect to by using SQL Server Authentication. For more information about SQL Azure, see the web site SQL Azure. To connect to a data source, you must have the appropriate provider installed on your computer. For more information about supported data sources and providers, see Data Sources Supported in PowerPivot Workbooks.
Friendly connection name
Type a unique name for this data source connection. This is a required field.
Type the name, or IP address, of the server to connect to.
Specify a user name for the database connection.
Specify a password for the database connection.
Save my password
Specify whether the password you have entered in the Password box is stored.
Select a database from the list of databases.
Set additional connection properties by using the Set Advanced Properties dialog box. For more information, see Set Advanced Properties.
Attempt to establish a connection to the data source using the current settings. A message is displayed indicating whether the connection is successful.