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How to restore a SQL BAK file to an AZURE Database

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I have a BAK file from an MS SQL database, and I want to access the data in it. I have access to AZURE and have created an instance of a MS SQL database, but I can't figure out what to do next. I have read that one cannot restore a BAK file to AZURE, and instead one should restore it to a local database - but I don't know how to do that.

I have MS SQL SMS installed on my Windows 10 computer.
I have an azure account and already created my empty database, but I could delete it and create a new one.
I have the 8mb BAK file on my computer.

Thank you for your help.
Pratik Somaiya
Application Development Analyst
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