Use the Azure CLI to create a single database and configure a firewall rule

APPLIES TO: Azure SQL Database

This Azure CLI script example creates a single database in Azure SQL Database and configures a server-level firewall rule. After the script has been successfully run, the database can be accessed from all Azure services and the configured IP address.

If you choose to install and use the CLI locally, this topic requires that you are running the Azure CLI version 2.0 or later. Run az --version to find the version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install the Azure CLI.

Sample script

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Run the script

location="East US"




echo "Creating $resource..."
az group create --name $resource --location "$location"

echo "Creating $server in $location..."
az sql server create --name $server --resource-group $resource --location "$location" --admin-user $login --admin-password $password

echo "Configuring firewall..."
az sql server firewall-rule create --resource-group $resource --server $server -n AllowYourIp --start-ip-address $startIP --end-ip-address $endIP

echo "Creating $database on $server..."
az sql db create --resource-group $resource --server $server --name $database --sample-name AdventureWorksLT --edition GeneralPurpose --family Gen4 --capacity 1 --zone-redundant false # zone redundancy is only supported on premium and business critical service tiers

Clean up deployment

Use the following command to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it.

az group delete --name $resource

Sample reference

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

Command Description
az sql server Server commands
az sql server firewall Server firewall commands.
az sql db Database commands.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.

Additional SQL Database CLI script samples can be found in the Azure SQL Database documentation.