.execute database script

Executes batch of control commands in scope of a single database.


.execute database script
[with ( PropertyName = PropertyValue [, ...] )]


  • Control-commands-script: Text with one or more control commands.
  • Database scope: Script is applied on the database scope specified as part of the request context.

Optional properties

Property Type Description
ContinueOnErrors bool If set to false - the script will stop on the first error. If set to true - the script execution continues. Default: false.
ThrowOnErrors bool If set to true - the script will throw an error (fail) on the first error. Does not work together with ContinueOnErrors, only one is allowed. Default: false.


Each command appearing in the script will be reported as a separate record in the output table. Each record has the following fields:

Output parameter Type Description
OperationId Guid Identifier of the command.
CommandType String The type of the command.
CommandText String Text of the specific command.
Result String Outcome of the specific command execution.
Reason String Detailed information about command execution outcome.


  • The script text may include empty lines and comments between the commands.
  • Commands are executed sequentially, in the order they appear in the input script.
  • Script execution is non-transactional, and no rollback is performed upon error. It's advised to use the idempotent form of commands when using .execute database script.
  • Default behavior of the command - fail on the first error, it can be changed using property argument.
  • Read-only control commands (.show commands) aren't executed and are reported with status Skipped.


  • This command is useful if you want to "clone"/"duplicate" an existing database. You can use the .show database schema command on the existing database (the source database), and use its output as the Control-commands-script of ".execute database script".
  • If you want to "clone"/"duplicate" the cluster, you can use export its ARM template and recreate the resource.


.execute database script <|
// Create tables
.create-merge table T(a:string, b:string)
// Apply policies
.alter-merge table T policy retention softdelete = 10d 
// Create functions
.create-or-alter function
  with (skipvalidation = "true") 
  SampleT1(myLimit: long) { 
    T1 | limit myLimit
OperationId CommandType CommandText Result Reason
1d28531b-58c8-4023-a5d3-16fa73c06cfa TableCreate .create-merge table T(a:string, b:string) Completed
67d0ea69-baa4-419a-93d3-234c03834360 RetentionPolicyAlter .alter-merge table T policy retention softdelete = 10d Completed
0b0e8769-d4e8-4ff9-adae-071e52a650c7 FunctionCreateOrAlter .create-or-alter function with (skipvalidation = "true")SampleT1(myLimit: long) {T1 | limit myLimit} Completed