Unexpected character encountered while parsing value

David Haver 25 Reputation points
2023-05-11T16:59:15.22+00:00

I am trying to run a mongodb script from within my ARM Template and I keep getting this error.

Here is my resource from my template.

            "type": "Microsoft.Resources/deployments",
            "apiVersion": "2021-04-01",
            "name": "createMongoDBSchema",
            "dependsOn": [
                "[resourceId('Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/mongodbDatabases', parameters('document_db_name'), parameters('environment_type'))]"
            ],
            "properties": {
                "mode": "Incremental",
                "templateLink": {
                    "uri": "[parameters('documentdb_schema_script')]",
                    "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0"
                },
                "parameters": {
                    "cosmosDbAccountName": {
                    "value": "[parameters('document_db_name')]"
                    },
                "mongoDbDatabaseName": {
                    "value": "[parameters('document_db_name')]"
                    }
                }
            }
        },   

The documentdb_schema_script is a .mongodb file that we have in an azure storage account.
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  1. GeethaThatipatri-MSFT 28,462 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-11T18:04:43.66+00:00

    Hi, @Anonymous Welcome to the Microsoft Q&A forum, Thanks for posting your question.

    Looks like this is a JSON syntax issue, I hope you have converted the .mongodb file to a JSON file without any syntax issues, for the above resource can you try removing the trailing comma and give it a try?

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    Regards

    Geetha

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  2. Soumen Das 10 Reputation points
    2023-05-11T20:36:03.4133333+00:00

    Hi,

    Have you declared the parameters correctly ? I can see both cosmosDbAccountName & mongoDbDatabaseName are assigned to document_db_name. Can you please pin point the exact error message you are getting ?

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  3. GeethaThatipatri-MSFT 28,462 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-11T22:34:17.5+00:00

    @Anonymous To convert your .mongodb file to a JSON file, you can refer to this document https://www.mongodb.com/docs/database-tools/mongoexport/

    Regards

    Geetha

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  4. David Haver 25 Reputation points
    2023-05-16T19:54:49.72+00:00

    I have changed directions. Instead of doing the above, I am now going to use deployment scripts to run PS scripts to make the connection and create the schema and add seed data. Thanks for your help with this.