Azure Storage Account Plugin

The plugin provides functionality to interact with Azure Storage Account.

Installation

  1. Copy the below line to dependencies section of the project build.gradle file

    Please make sure to use the same version for all VIVIDUS dependencies.
    Example 1. build.gradle
    implementation(group: 'org.vividus', name: 'vividus-plugin-azure-storage-account', version: '0.6.12-SNAPSHOT')
  2. If the project was imported to the IDE before adding new dependency, re-generate the configuration files for the used IDE and then refresh the project in the used IDE.

Blob storage

Configuration

Authentication

The authentication process relies on the configuration of the environment variables.

See the official "Azure identity" guide to get more details on what types of authentication could be used.

Endpoints

The blob storages endpoints are configured with the following property format:

azure.storage-account.<key>.blob-service=<endpoint>

where:

  1. key - The logical key used to refer the storage account in the steps.

  2. endpoint - The blob service URL, e.g. https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/. It’s allowed to use blob service SAS URL here, in this case the authentication configuration is not required.

Steps

Retrieve the blob service properties

Retrieves the properties of a storage account’s Blob service and saves them as JSON to a variable. For more information, see the Azure Docs.

When I retrieve blob service properties of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save them to $scopes variable `$variableName`
Example 2. Retrieve the blob service properties
When I retrieve blob service properties of storage account `testaccount` and save them to scenario variable `blob-service-properties`

Download the blob

Downloads the entire blob from the container and saves its content as a text to a variable.

When I download blob with name `$blobName` from container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save its content to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the blob content.

Example 3. Download the blob
When I download blob with name `raw/test.json` from container `vividus-container` of storage account `testaccount` and save its content to scenario variable `blob`

Download the blob to a temporary file

Downloads the entire blob from the container into a temporary file with the specified name and saves the full path to the specified variable.

When I download blob with name `$blobName` from container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` to temporary file with name `$baseFileName` and save path to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

  • $baseFileName - The base file name used to generate the prefix and the suffix for the creating temporary file.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the path to the temporary file with the blob content.

Example 4. Download the blob to a temporary file
When I download blob with name `raw/test.json` from container `vividus-container` of storage account `testaccount` to temporary file with name `test.json` and save path to scenario variable `pathToBlob`

Retrieve the blob properties

Retrieves the blob properties (all user-defined metadata, standard HTTP properties, and system properties for the blob) and saves them as JSON to a variable.

When I retrieve properties of blob with name `$blobName` from container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save them to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the blob properties.

Example 5. Retrieve the blob properties
When I retrieve properties of blob with name `raw/test.json` from container `vividus-container` of storage account `testaccount` and save them to scenario variable `blob-properties`

Upload the blob

Uploads the blob to the container.

When I upload blob with name `$blobName` and data `$data` to container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $data - The data to store as blob.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

Example 6. Upload the text blob
When I upload blob with name `raw/test.json` and data `{"test":"data"}` to container `vividus` of storage account `testaccount`
Example 7. Upload the binary blob
When I upload blob with name `folder/image.jpg` and data `#{loadBinaryResource(/data/image.jpg)}` to container `vividus` of storage account `testaccount`

Upsert the blob

Uploads the blob to the container. If blob already exists it will be replaced.

When I upsert blob with name `$blobName` and data `$data` to container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $data - The data to store as blob.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

Example 8. Upsert the blob
When I upsert blob with name `raw/test.json` and data `{"test":"data"}` to container `vividus` of storage account `testaccount`

Delete the blob

Deletes the specified blob from the container.

When I delete blob with name `$blobName` from container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey`
  • $blobName - The full path to the blob in the container.

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

Example 9. Delete the blob
When I delete blob with name `raw/test.json` from container `vividus-container` of storage account `testaccount`

Find blobs

Finds the blobs with names matching the specified comparison rule.

When I find all blobs with name which $comparisonRule `$blobNameToMatch` in container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save result to $scopes variable `$variableName`
Example 10. Find blobs
When I find all blobs with name which contains `json` in container `vividus` of storage account `testaccount` and save result to scenario variable `blobsCollection`

Find blobs by filter

Finds blobs with names filtered by the specified rules in the container.

At least one rule is required.
When I filter blobs by:$filter in container `$containerName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save result to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $filter - The ExamplesTable with filter rules to apply on blob names.

    Table 1. The supported filter rules
    Filter Description Example value

    blobNamePrefix

    The prefix which blob names should start with.

    path/to/data/ (equal to /path/to/data)

    resultsLimit

    The maximum number of blob names to return.

    10

    blobNameFilterRule

    The blob name comparison rule. It should be specified along with blobNameFilterValue.

    MATCHES

    blobNameFilterValue

    The value to use by blobNameFilterRule. The filter is applied to the full blob name (including prefix specified in blobNamePrefix), e.g. regular expression applied with matches rule must match the full blob name.

    .*

  • $containerName - The name of the container to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of storage account from the configuration.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the list of found blob names.

Example 11. Find blobs by filter
When I filter blobs by:
|blobNameFilterRule|blobNameFilterValue|blobNamePrefix                       |resultsLimit |
|matches           |.*_test            |images_for_testing_05.10.2021/images/|10           |
in container `vividus` of storage account `testaccount` and save result to story variable `imagePathList`

File share

Configuration

Endpoints

The file share endpoints are configured with the following property format:

azure.storage-account.<key>.file-service=<endpoint>

where:

  1. key - The logical key used to refer the storage account in the steps.

  2. endpoint - The file service URL, e.g. https://mystorageaccount.file.core.windows.net/. It’s recommended to use file service SAS URL here, because the authentication via Service Principals is not available for file shares.

Steps

Download the file

Downloads the file from the file share and saves its content as a text to a variable.

When I download file with path `$filePath` from file share `$shareName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` and save its content to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $filePath - The full path to the file in the file share.

  • $shareName - The name of the file share to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of the storage account file service endpoint from the configuration.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the file content.

Example 12. Download the file
When I download file with path `data/file.json` from file share `vividus-file-share` of storage account `testaccount` and save its content to scenario variable `json-file`

Download the file to a temporary file

Downloads the file from the file share into a temporary file with the specified name and saves the full path to the specified variable.

When I download file with path `$filePath` from file share `$shareName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey` to temporary file with name `$baseFileName` and save path to $scopes variable `$variableName`
  • $filePath - The full path to the file in the file share.

  • $shareName - The name of the file share to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of the storage account file service endpoint from the configuration.

  • $baseFileName - The base file name used to generate the prefix and the suffix for the creating temporary file.

  • $scopes - The comma-separated set of the variables scopes.

  • $variableName - The variable name to store the path to the temporary file with the file content.

Example 13. Download the file to a temporary file
When I download file with path `data/file.json` from file share `vividus-file-share` of storage account `testaccount` to temporary file with name `test.json` and save path to scenario variable `path-to-file`

Upload the file

Uploads the file to the file share.

When I upload file with path `$filePath` and data `$data` to file share `$shareName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey`
  • $filePath - The full path to the creating file in the file share.

  • $data - The data to store as a file.

  • $shareName - The name of the file share to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of the storage account file service endpoint from the configuration.

Example 14. Upload the text file
When I upload file with path `data/file.json` and data `{"test":"data"}` to file share `vividus-file-share` of storage account `testaccount`
Example 15. Upload the binary file
When I upload file with path `images/file.jpg` and data `#{loadBinaryResource(/data/image.jpg)}` to file share `vividus-file-share` of storage account `testaccount`

Delete the file

Deletes the specified file from the file share.

When I delete file with path `$filePath` from file share `$shareName` of storage account `$storageAccountKey`
  • $filePath - The full path to the file in the file share.

  • $shareName - The name of the file share to point to.

  • $storageAccountKey - The key of the storage account file service endpoint from the configuration.

Example 16. Delete the file
When I delete file with path `data/file.json` from file share `vividus-file-share` of storage account `testaccount`