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Need paging support for blob containers

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When blob containers contain many thousands of items, the interface locks up and tries to load the entire list. This needs to be more of a virtual list that you can page through, etc. Maybe even search through. Imagine if the container had millions of items..

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AndrzejT wrote Jan 26, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Agree. We have this problem currently on our large production system. Actually, the problem is not even with blobs, but with blob containers themselves (we have one blob container per user). We cannot even start Azure Storage Explorer on that account as the first thing it does is to get the blob container list...
Why doesn't it get, say, top 1000 containers, and then allows access any other container by its name (or to look at queues and tables!). Large number of blobs in a container could be handled in a similar way.

ben555 wrote Feb 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

This would be very helpful, we have containers with 100,000+ blobs.

dpallmann wrote Jun 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

As of Azure Storage Explorer 5 Preview 1, the item list of blobs, messages, and entities are now paged (that is, the data is still retrieved all at once, but the display of items is paged).

ben555 wrote Oct 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM

We have 100,000+ blobs in each container, I have clicked on the container but I am still waiting half an hour later to see a list of blobs!