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How do I add or access an app.config file in Azure functions to add a database connection string?

If you're not supposed to add an app.config and there is a better way to access an external database to execute the function please let me know best practices. Thanks!

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Try this with the local.settings.json


  "IsEncrypted": false,

  "Values": {

    "AzureWebJobsStorage": "UseDevelopmentStorage=true;",

    "AzureWebJobsDashboard": ""


  "ConnectionStrings": {

    "MyConnectionString": "[YourConnectionStringHere]"


This allow you to use ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[]

var sqlConnection = ConfigurationManager


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