Quickstart: Ingest sample data into Azure Data Explorer

This article shows you how to ingest (load) sample data into an Azure Data Explorer database. There are several ways to ingest data. This article focuses on a basic approach that's suitable for testing purposes.


You already have this data if you completed Ingest data using the Azure Data Explorer Python library.


Ingest data

The StormEvents sample data set contains weather-related data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

  1. Sign in to https://dataexplorer.azure.cn.

  2. In the upper-left of the application, select Add cluster.

  3. In the Add cluster dialog box, enter your cluster URL in the form https://<ClusterName>.<Region>.kusto.chinacloudapi.cn/, then select Add.

  4. Paste in the following command, and select Run to create a StormEvents table.

    .create table StormEvents (StartTime: datetime, EndTime: datetime, EpisodeId: int, EventId: int, State: string, EventType: string, InjuriesDirect: int, InjuriesIndirect: int, DeathsDirect: int, DeathsIndirect: int, DamageProperty: int, DamageCrops: int, Source: string, BeginLocation: string, EndLocation: string, BeginLat: real, BeginLon: real, EndLat: real, EndLon: real, EpisodeNarrative: string, EventNarrative: string, StormSummary: dynamic)
  5. Paste in the following command, and select Run to ingest data into StormEvents table.

    .ingest into table StormEvents 'https://kustosamples.blob.core.chinacloudapi.cn/samplefiles/StormEvents.csv' with (ignoreFirstRecord=true)
  6. After ingestion completes, paste in the following query, select the query in the window, and select Run.

    | sort by StartTime desc
    | take 10

    The query returns the following results from the ingested sample data.

    Query results.

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