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App with Blob storage as a parameter not working

I am creating an app. The data for the report is located in a blob. Since I want the App user to point to to their own blob storage, I added a parameter for the blob url in the data source settings. Problem #1 : the access key of the blob cannot be configured as a parameter. 


When I share the app, the user is prompted to enter "is blob url" in the parameter. The second screen prompt the user to enter the access key of the "default blob url aka the demo data source". Why is the user prompted to enter the demo blob url access key and not "is blob url" key ?


How can my users enter their own blob url + access key when they start the app ?

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Re: App with Blob storage as a parameter not working

Hi @RogerMoquin ,

Can you please share a few creenshots about the configured parameters and the situation of entering them?


Best Regards,

Xue Ding

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Re: App with Blob storage as a parameter not working


He are some screenshoots

In PBI Desktop, my blob url parameter



Datasource setting for the blob specifie a parameter


Access key cannot be set as a parameter




When I open the app, I specify a new blob URL


You can see on the next page, that the Storage is still the account that was in my initial dekstop file. So the last printscreen, the parameter edit, don't seem to apply. So how to I use files from a blob storage in a app ? THANKS


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