Create an Azure Cosmos Core (SQL) API serverless account, database and container using Azure CLI



Sample script

# Reference: az cosmosdb |
# --------------------------------------------------
# Create a SQL API serverless account with database and container

# Variables for SQL API resources
location='West US 2'
accountName="cosmos-$uniqueId" #needs to be lower case

# Create a resource group
az group create -n $resourceGroupName -l $location

# Create a Cosmos account for SQL API
az cosmosdb create \
    -n $accountName \
    -g $resourceGroupName \
    --default-consistency-level Eventual \
    --locations regionName='West US 2' failoverPriority=0 isZoneRedundant=False \
    --capabilities EnableServerless

# Create a SQL API database
az cosmosdb sql database create \
    -a $accountName \
    -g $resourceGroupName \
    -n $databaseName

# Create a SQL API container
az cosmosdb sql container create \
    -a $accountName \
    -g $resourceGroupName \
    -d $databaseName \
    -n $containerName \
    -p $partitionKey

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.

az group delete --name $resourceGroupName

Script explanation

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

Command Notes
az group create Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
az cosmosdb create Creates an Azure Cosmos DB account.
az cosmosdb sql database create Creates an Azure Cosmos SQL (Core) database.
az cosmosdb sql container create Creates an Azure Cosmos SQL (Core) container.
az group delete Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.

Next steps

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

All Azure Cosmos DB CLI script samples can be found in the Azure Cosmos DB CLI GitHub Repository.