Create a database and container for Azure Cosmos DB - API for NoSQL



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Sample script

This script creates an Azure Cosmos DB account for API for NoSQL in two regions with session level consistency, a database, and a container with a partition key, custom indexing policy, unique key policy, TTL, dedicated throughput, and last writer wins conflict resolution policy with a custom conflict resolution path that will be used when multipleWriteLocations=true.

# Reference: Az.CosmosDB |
# --------------------------------------------------
# Purpose
# Create Cosmos SQL API account, database, and container with dedicated throughput,
# indexing policy with include, exclude, and composite paths, unique key, and conflict resolution
# --------------------------------------------------
Function New-RandomString{Param ([Int]$Length = 10) return $(-join ((97..122) + (48..57) | Get-Random -Count $Length | ForEach-Object {[char]$_}))}
# --------------------------------------------------
$uniqueId = New-RandomString -Length 7 # Random alphanumeric string for unique resource names
$apiKind = "Sql"
# --------------------------------------------------
# Variables - ***** SUBSTITUTE YOUR VALUES *****
$locations = @()
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "East Us" -FailoverPriority 0 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "West Us" -FailoverPriority 1 -IsZoneRedundant 0

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup" # Resource Group must already exist
$accountName = "cosmos-$uniqueId" # Must be all lower case
$consistencyLevel = "Session"
$tags = @{Tag1 = "MyTag1"; Tag2 = "MyTag2"; Tag3 = "MyTag3"}
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$containerRUs = 400
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$indexPathIncluded = "/*"
$compositeIndexPaths1 = @(
    @{ Path = "/myCompositePath1"; Order = "ascending" };
    @{ Path = "/myCompositePath2"; Order = "descending" }
$compositeIndexPaths2 = @(
    @{ Path = "/myCompositePath3"; Order = "ascending" };
    @{ Path = "/myCompositePath4"; Order = "descending" }
$indexPathExcluded = "/myExcludedPath/*"
$uniqueKeyPath = "/myUniqueKeyPath"
$conflictResolutionPath = "/myResolutionPath"
$ttlInSeconds = 120 # Set this to -1 (or don't use it at all) to never expire
# --------------------------------------------------
Write-Host "Creating account $accountName"

$account = New-AzCosmosDBAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -LocationObject $locations -Name $accountName -ApiKind $apiKind -Tag $tags `
    -DefaultConsistencyLevel $consistencyLevel `

Write-Host "Creating database $databaseName"
$database = New-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase -ParentObject $account -Name $databaseName

$uniqueKey = New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKey -Path $uniqueKeyPath
$uniqueKeyPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKeyPolicy -UniqueKey $uniqueKey

$compositePath1 = @()
ForEach ($compositeIndexPath in $compositeIndexPaths1) {
    $compositePath1 += New-AzCosmosDBSqlCompositePath `
        -Path $compositeIndexPath.Path `
        -Order $compositeIndexPath.Order

$compositePath2 = @()
ForEach ($compositeIndexPath in $compositeIndexPaths2) {
    $compositePath2 += New-AzCosmosDBSqlCompositePath `
        -Path $compositeIndexPath.Path `
        -Order $compositeIndexPath.Order

$includedPathIndex = New-AzCosmosDBSqlIncludedPathIndex -DataType String -Kind Range
$includedPath = New-AzCosmosDBSqlIncludedPath -Path $indexPathIncluded -Index $includedPathIndex

$indexingPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy `
    -IncludedPath $includedPath `
    -CompositePath @($compositePath1, $compositePath2) `
    -ExcludedPath $indexPathExcluded `
    -IndexingMode Consistent -Automatic $true

# Conflict resolution policies only apply in multi-master accounts.
# Included here to show custom resolution path.
$conflictResolutionPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlConflictResolutionPolicy `
    -Type LastWriterWins -Path $conflictResolutionPath

Write-Host "Creating container $containerName"
$container = New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ParentObject $database -Name $containerName `
    -Throughput $containerRUs -IndexingPolicy $indexingPolicy `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -UniqueKeyPolicy $uniqueKeyPolicy `
    -ConflictResolutionPolicy $conflictResolutionPolicy `
    -TtlInSeconds $ttlInSeconds

Clean up deployment

After the script sample has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it.

Remove-AzResourceGroup -ResourceGroupName "myResourceGroup"

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
Azure Cosmos DB
New-AzCosmosDBAccount Creates an Azure Cosmos DB Account.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase Creates an Azure Cosmos DB SQL Database.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKey Creates a PSSqlUniqueKey object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKeyPolicy.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKeyPolicy Creates a PSSqlUniqueKeyPolicy object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlCompositePath Creates a PSCompositePath object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlIncludedPathIndex Creates a PSIndexes object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlIncludedPath.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlIncludedPath Creates a PSIncludedPath object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy Creates a PSSqlIndexingPolicy object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlConflictResolutionPolicy Creates a PSSqlConflictResolutionPolicy object used as a parameter for New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer.
New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer Creates a new Azure Cosmos DB SQL Container.
Azure Resource Groups
Remove-AzResourceGroup Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.

Next steps

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