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kv
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Where is data from file attributes stored?

Dear community,

 

I am using file fields (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/common-data-service/file-attributes) to upload some specific documents to entities. The URL I get after uploading is:

 

 

https://org.crm4.dynamics.com/api/data/v9.0/new_processdoc({guid})/new_file/

 

 

Where is data stored when I upload it to a file field?

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ChrisPiasecki
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Hi @kv,

Behind the scenes file and full-size enabled image field data is stored in Azure Blob Storage. However, this is transparent from our perspective as the CDS Web API is the way to perform CRUD operations against it. We do not get direct access to the file/image data in Blob Storage. 

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kv
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Thank you for your response.

 

Can I see the data stored in Azure Blob Storage in Azure Portal, or is it hidden? And: is the data stored in those fields running against my Dynamics data quota?

Hey @kv .

 

@ChrisPiasecki mentioned correctly.

 

You can't see directly in  Azure Blob Storage in Azure Portal. You have to use Rest CDS Web API calls in order to fetch the record if you want to.

 

Yes, the data stored in those fields running against your Dynamics data quota.

 

I hope this simplifies your query if any more question let me know.

 

Warmly

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Hi @kv,

The Blob Storage would not be visible under a subscription or resource group of yours.

With regards to storage quota, it counts toward the File portion, not the Data portion. More details below.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/capacity-storage

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