Manage Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API resources using PowerShell

APPLIES TO: SQL API

The following guide describes how to use PowerShell to script and automate management of Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API resources, including the Cosmos account, database, container, and throughput. For PowerShell cmdlets for other APIs see PowerShell Samples for Cassandra, PowerShell Samples for MongoDB API, PowerShell Samples for Gremlin, PowerShell Samples for Table

Note

Samples in this article use Az.CosmosDB management cmdlets. See the Az.CosmosDB API reference page for the latest changes.

For cross-platform management of Azure Cosmos DB, you can use the Az and Az.CosmosDB cmdlets with cross-platform PowerShell, as well as the Azure CLI, the REST API, or the Azure portal.

Note

This article has been updated to use the Azure Az PowerShell module. The Az PowerShell module is the recommended PowerShell module for interacting with Azure. To get started with the Az PowerShell module, see Install Azure PowerShell. To learn how to migrate to the Az PowerShell module, see Migrate Azure PowerShell from AzureRM to Az.

Getting Started

Follow the instructions in How to install and configure Azure PowerShell to install and sign in to your Azure account in PowerShell.

Important

Azure Cosmos DB resources cannot be renamed as this violates how Azure Resource Manager works with resource URIs.

Azure Cosmos accounts

The following sections demonstrate how to manage the Azure Cosmos account, including:

Create an Azure Cosmos account

This command creates an Azure Cosmos DB database account with multiple regions, automatic failover and bounded-staleness consistency policy.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$apiKind = "Sql"
$consistencyLevel = "BoundedStaleness"
$maxStalenessInterval = 300
$maxStalenessPrefix = 100000
$locations = @()
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "East US" -FailoverPriority 0 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "West US" -FailoverPriority 1 -IsZoneRedundant 0

New-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -LocationObject $locations `
    -Name $accountName `
    -ApiKind $apiKind `
    -EnableAutomaticFailover:$true `
    -DefaultConsistencyLevel $consistencyLevel `
    -MaxStalenessIntervalInSeconds $maxStalenessInterval `
    -MaxStalenessPrefix $maxStalenessPrefix
  • $resourceGroupName The Azure resource group into which to deploy the Cosmos account. It must already exist.
  • $locations The regions for the database account, the region with FailoverPriority 0 is the write region.
  • $accountName The name for the Azure Cosmos account. Must be unique, lowercase, include only alphanumeric and '-' characters, and between 3 and 31 characters in length.
  • $apiKind The type of Cosmos account to create. For more information, see APIs in Cosmos DB.
  • $consistencyPolicy, $maxStalenessInterval, and $maxStalenessPrefix The default consistency level and settings of the Azure Cosmos account. For more information, see Consistency Levels in Azure Cosmos DB.

Azure Cosmos accounts can be configured with IP Firewall, Virtual Network service endpoints, and private endpoints. For information on how to configure the IP Firewall for Azure Cosmos DB, see Configure IP Firewall. For information on how to enable service endpoints for Azure Cosmos DB, see Configure access from virtual Networks. For information on how to enable private endpoints for Azure Cosmos DB, see Configure access from private endpoints.

List all Azure Cosmos accounts in a Resource Group

This command lists all Azure Cosmos accounts in a Resource Group.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"

Get-AzCosmosDBAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName

Get the properties of an Azure Cosmos account

This command allows you to get the properties of an existing Azure Cosmos account.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Get-AzCosmosDBAccount -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $accountName

Update an Azure Cosmos account

This command allows you to update your Azure Cosmos DB database account properties. Properties that can be updated include the following:

  • Adding or removing regions
  • Changing default consistency policy
  • Changing IP Range Filter
  • Changing Virtual Network configurations
  • Enabling multi-region writes

Note

You cannot simultaneously add or remove regions (locations) and change other properties for an Azure Cosmos account. Modifying regions must be performed as a separate operation from any other change to the account.

Note

This command allows you to add and remove regions but does not allow you to modify failover priorities or trigger a manual failover. See Modify failover priority and Trigger manual failover.

# Create account with two regions
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$apiKind = "Sql"
$consistencyLevel = "Session"
$enableAutomaticFailover = $true
$locations = @()
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "East US" -FailoverPriority 0 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locations += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "West US" -FailoverPriority 1 -IsZoneRedundant 0

# Create the Cosmos DB account
New-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -LocationObject $locations `
    -Name $accountName `
    -ApiKind $apiKind `
    -EnableAutomaticFailover:$enableAutomaticFailover `
    -DefaultConsistencyLevel $consistencyLevel

# Add a region to the account
$locationObject2 = @()
$locationObject2 += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "East US" -FailoverPriority 0 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locationObject2 += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "West US" -FailoverPriority 1 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locationObject2 += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "South Central US" -FailoverPriority 2 -IsZoneRedundant 0

Update-AzCosmosDBAccountRegion `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -LocationObject $locationObject2

Write-Host "Update-AzCosmosDBAccountRegion returns before the region update is complete."
Write-Host "Check account in Azure portal or using Get-AzCosmosDBAccount for region status."
Write-Host "When region was added, press any key to continue."
$HOST.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown") | OUT-NULL
$HOST.UI.RawUI.Flushinputbuffer()

# Remove West US region from the account
$locationObject3 = @()
$locationObject3 += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "East US" -FailoverPriority 0 -IsZoneRedundant 0
$locationObject3 += New-AzCosmosDBLocationObject -LocationName "South Central US" -FailoverPriority 1 -IsZoneRedundant 0

Update-AzCosmosDBAccountRegion `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -LocationObject $locationObject3

Write-Host "Update-AzCosmosDBAccountRegion returns before the region update is complete."
Write-Host "Check account in Azure portal or using Get-AzCosmosDBAccount for region status."

Enable multiple write regions for an Azure Cosmos account

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$enableAutomaticFailover = $false
$enableMultiMaster = $true

# First disable automatic failover - cannot have both automatic
# failover and multi-region writes on an account
Update-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -EnableAutomaticFailover:$enableAutomaticFailover

# Now enable multi-region writes
Update-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -EnableMultipleWriteLocations:$enableMultiMaster

Delete an Azure Cosmos account

This command deletes an existing Azure Cosmos account.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Remove-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -PassThru:$true

Update Tags of an Azure Cosmos account

This command sets the Azure resource tags for an Azure Cosmos account. Tags can be set both at account creation using New-AzCosmosDBAccount as well as on account update using Update-AzCosmosDBAccount.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$tags = @{dept = "Finance"; environment = "Production";}

Update-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -Tag $tags

List Account Keys

When you create an Azure Cosmos account, the service generates two primary access keys that can be used for authentication when the Azure Cosmos account is accessed. Read-only keys for authenticating read-only operations are also generated. By providing two access keys, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to regenerate and rotate one key at a time with no interruption to your Azure Cosmos account. Cosmos DB accounts have two read-write keys (primary and secondary) and two read-only keys (primary and secondary).

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Get-AzCosmosDBAccountKey `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -Type "Keys"

List Connection Strings

The following command retrieves connection strings to connect apps to the Cosmos DB account.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Get-AzCosmosDBAccountKey `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -Type "ConnectionStrings"

Regenerate Account Keys

Access keys to an Azure Cosmos account should be periodically regenerated to help keep connections secure. A primary and secondary access keys are assigned to the account. This allows clients to maintain access while one key at a time is regenerated. There are four types of keys for an Azure Cosmos account (Primary, Secondary, PrimaryReadonly, and SecondaryReadonly)

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup" # Resource Group must already exist
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount" # Must be all lower case
$keyKind = "primary" # Other key kinds: secondary, primaryReadOnly, secondaryReadOnly

New-AzCosmosDBAccountKey `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -KeyKind $keyKind

Enable automatic failover

The following command sets a Cosmos DB account to fail over automatically to its secondary region should the primary region become unavailable.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$enableAutomaticFailover = $true
$enableMultiMaster = $false

# First disable multi-region writes - cannot have both automatic
# failover and multi-region writes on an account
Update-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -EnableMultipleWriteLocations:$enableMultiMaster

# Now enable automatic failover
Update-AzCosmosDBAccount `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -EnableAutomaticFailover:$enableAutomaticFailover

Modify Failover Priority

For accounts configured with Automatic Failover, you can change the order in which Cosmos will promote secondary replicas to primary should the primary become unavailable.

For the example below, assume the current failover priority is West US 2 = 0, East US 2 = 1, South Central US = 2. The command will change this to West US 2 = 0, South Central US = 1, East US 2 = 2.

Caution

Changing the location for failoverPriority=0 will trigger a manual failover for an Azure Cosmos account. Any other priority changes will not trigger a failover.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$locations = @("West US 2", "South Central US", "East US 2") # Regions ordered by UPDATED failover priority

Update-AzCosmosDBAccountFailoverPriority `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -FailoverPolicy $locations

Trigger Manual Failover

For accounts configured with Manual Failover, you can fail over and promote any secondary replica to primary by modifying to failoverPriority=0. This operation can be used to initiate a disaster recovery drill to test disaster recovery planning.

For the example below, assume the account has a current failover priority of West US 2 = 0 and East US 2 = 1 and flip the regions.

Caution

Changing locationName for failoverPriority=0 will trigger a manual failover for an Azure Cosmos account. Any other priority change will not trigger a failover.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$locations = @("East US 2", "West US 2") # Regions ordered by UPDATED failover priority

Update-AzCosmosDBAccountFailoverPriority `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -Name $accountName `
    -FailoverPolicy $locations

List resource locks on an Azure Cosmos DB account

Resource locks can be placed on Azure Cosmos DB resources including databases and collections. The example below shows how to list all Azure resource locks on an Azure Cosmos DB account.

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$resourceTypeAccount = "Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Get-AzResourceLock `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -ResourceType $resourceTypeAccount `
    -ResourceName $accountName

Azure Cosmos DB Database

The following sections demonstrate how to manage the Azure Cosmos DB database, including:

Create an Azure Cosmos DB database

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

New-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName

Create an Azure Cosmos DB database with shared throughput

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$databaseRUs = 400

New-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName `
    -Throughput $databaseRUs

Get the throughput of an Azure Cosmos DB database

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabaseThroughput `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName

Migrate database throughput to autoscale

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

Invoke-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabaseThroughputMigration `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName `
    -ThroughputType Autoscale

Get all Azure Cosmos DB databases in an account

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName

Get a single Azure Cosmos DB database

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName

Delete an Azure Cosmos DB database

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

Remove-AzCosmosDBSqlDatabase `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -Name $databaseName

Create a resource lock on an Azure Cosmos DB database to prevent delete

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$resourceType = "Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$resourceName = "$accountName/$databaseName"
$lockName = "myResourceLock"
$lockLevel = "CanNotDelete"

New-AzResourceLock `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -ResourceType $resourceType `
    -ResourceName $resourceName `
    -LockName $lockName `
    -LockLevel $lockLevel

Remove a resource lock on an Azure Cosmos DB database

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$resourceType = "Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$resourceName = "$accountName/$databaseName"
$lockName = "myResourceLock"

Remove-AzResourceLock `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -ResourceType $resourceType `
    -ResourceName $resourceName `
    -LockName $lockName

Azure Cosmos DB Container

The following sections demonstrate how to manage the Azure Cosmos DB container, including:

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container

# Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with default indexes and throughput at 400 RU
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$throughput = 400 #minimum = 400

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -Throughput $throughput

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with autoscale

# Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with default indexes and autoscale throughput at 4000 RU
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$autoscaleMaxThroughput = 4000 #minimum = 4000

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -AutoscaleMaxThroughput $autoscaleMaxThroughput

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with a large partition key size

# Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with a large partition key value (version = 2)
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -PartitionKeyVersion 2

Get the throughput of an Azure Cosmos DB container

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlContainerThroughput `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName

Migrate container throughput to autoscale

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"

Invoke-AzCosmosDBSqlContainerThroughputMigration `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -ThroughputType Autoscale

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with custom index policy

# Create a container with a custom indexing policy
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$indexPathIncluded = "/*"
$indexPathExcluded = "/myExcludedPath/*"

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

$indexingPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy `
    -IncludedPath $includedPath `
    -ExcludedPath $indexPathExcluded `
    -IndexingMode Consistent `
    -Automatic $true

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -IndexingPolicy $indexingPolicy

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with indexing turned off

# Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with no indexing
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"

$indexingPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlIndexingPolicy `
    -IndexingMode None

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -IndexingPolicy $indexingPolicy

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with unique key policy and TTL

# Create a container with a unique key policy and TTL of one day
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$uniqueKeyPath = "/myUniqueKeyPath"
$ttlInSeconds = 86400 # Set this to -1 (or don't use it at all) to never expire

$uniqueKey = New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKey `
    -Path $uniqueKeyPath

$uniqueKeyPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlUniqueKeyPolicy `
    -UniqueKey $uniqueKey

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -UniqueKeyPolicy $uniqueKeyPolicy `
    -TtlInSeconds $ttlInSeconds

Create an Azure Cosmos DB container with conflict resolution

To write all conflicts to the ConflictsFeed and handle separately, pass -Type "Custom" -Path "".

# Create container with last-writer-wins conflict resolution policy
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$conflictResolutionPath = "/myResolutionPath"

$conflictResolutionPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlConflictResolutionPolicy `
    -Type LastWriterWins `
    -Path $conflictResolutionPath

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -ConflictResolutionPolicy $conflictResolutionPolicy

To create a conflict resolution policy to use a stored procedure, call New-AzCosmosDBSqlConflictResolutionPolicy and pass parameters -Type and -ConflictResolutionProcedure.

# Create container with custom conflict resolution policy using a stored procedure
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$partitionKeyPath = "/myPartitionKey"
$conflictResolutionSprocName = "mysproc"

$conflictResolutionSproc = "/dbs/$databaseName/colls/$containerName/sprocs/$conflictResolutionSprocName"

$conflictResolutionPolicy = New-AzCosmosDBSqlConflictResolutionPolicy `
    -Type Custom `
    -ConflictResolutionProcedure $conflictResolutionSproc

New-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName `
    -PartitionKeyKind Hash `
    -PartitionKeyPath $partitionKeyPath `
    -ConflictResolutionPolicy $conflictResolutionPolicy

List all Azure Cosmos DB containers in a database

# List all Azure Cosmos DB containers in a database
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName

Get a single Azure Cosmos DB container in a database

# Get a single Azure Cosmos DB container in a database
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"

Get-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName

Delete an Azure Cosmos DB container

# Delete an Azure Cosmos DB container
$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"

Remove-AzCosmosDBSqlContainer `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -AccountName $accountName `
    -DatabaseName $databaseName `
    -Name $containerName

Create a resource lock on an Azure Cosmos DB container to prevent delete

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$resourceType = "Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases/containers"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$resourceName = "$accountName/$databaseName/$containerName"
$lockName = "myResourceLock"
$lockLevel = "CanNotDelete"

New-AzResourceLock `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -ResourceType $resourceType `
    -ResourceName $resourceName `
    -LockName $lockName `
    -LockLevel $lockLevel

Remove a resource lock on an Azure Cosmos DB container

$resourceGroupName = "myResourceGroup"
$resourceType = "Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases/containers"
$accountName = "mycosmosaccount"
$databaseName = "myDatabase"
$containerName = "myContainer"
$resourceName = "$accountName/$databaseName/$containerName"
$lockName = "myResourceLock"

Remove-AzResourceLock `
    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName `
    -ResourceType $resourceType `
    -ResourceName $resourceName `
    -LockName $lockName

Next steps