Supported output formats for Azure Sphere CLI V2 Beta

Azure Sphere CLI v2 Beta supports several formats in which the data can be viewed. By default, it uses table as the default format for displaying the CLI output, but also supports other formats.


Using machine-readable structured output format is supported only in Azure Sphere CLI v2 Beta. Azure Sphere CLI v1 only supports human-readable output and not machine-readable structured format such as JSON.

The argument values and the output types are:

Output format Description
table ASCII table with keys as column headings. This is the default format.
json JSON string.
jsonc Colorized JSON.
yaml YAML, a machine-readable alternative to JSON.
tsv Tab-separated values, with no keys.
none No output other than errors and warnings.

Supported commands

You can specify the required output format for the command using --output or -o. It is supported for the following commands:

Table output format

The table format prints output as an ASCII table, making it easy to read and scan. This format is best when you want a quick, human-searchable overview of data. This is the default format and the only format supported in both Azure Sphere CLI v1 and Azure Sphere CLI v2 Beta.

azsphere tenant list --output table
 ------------------------------------ --------------------- -------------
 Id                                   Name                  Roles
 a323c263-2aa3-2559-aabb-a3fc32631900 Tenant1               Contributor
 ------------------------------------ --------------------- -------------
 183adhc9-a5c8-8he2-84a2-c4f00f73a471 Tenant2               Administrator
 ------------------------------------ --------------------- -------------

JSON output format

The following example displays the list of tenants in the default JSON format.

azsphere tenant list --output json
    "id": "a323c263-2aa3-2559-aabb-a3fc32631900",
    "name": "Tenant1",
    "roles": [
    "id": "183adhc9-a5c8-8he2-84a2-c4f00f73a471",
    "name": "Tenant2",
    "roles": [

YAML output format

The yaml format prints output as YAML, a plain-text data serialization format. YAML tends to be easier to read than JSON, and easily maps to that JSON format. Some applications and CLI commands take YAML as configuration input, instead of JSON.

azsphere tenant list --output yaml
- id: a323c263-2aa3-2559-aabb-a3fc32631900
  name: Tenant1
  - Contributor
- id: 183adhc9-a5c8-8he2-84a2-c4f00f73a471
  name: Tenant2
  - Administrator
  - Contributor

TSV output format

The tsv output format returns tab- and newline-separated values without additional formatting, keys, or other symbols. This format makes it easy to consume the output into other commands and tools that need to process the text in some form. Like the table format, tsv doesn't print nested objects.

azsphere tenant list --output tsv
a323c263-2aa3-2559-aabb-a3fc32631900    Tenant1       1
183adhc9-a5c8-8he2-84a2-c4f00f73a471    Tenant2   2