Get a Database

To retrieve a database resource, perform a GET on the database resource.

Request

Method Request URI Description
GET https://{databaseaccount}.documents.azure.com/dbs/{db-id} Note that {databaseaccount} is the name of the Azure Cosmos DB account you created under your subscription. The {db-id} value is the user generated name/ID of the database, not the system generated ID (rid).

Headers

See Common Azure Cosmos DB REST request headers for headers that are used by all Cosmos DB requests.

Body

None.

Response

Headers

See Common Azure Cosmos DB REST response headers for headers that are returned by all Cosmos DB responses.

Status codes

The following table lists common status codes returned by this operation. For a full list of status codes, see HTTP Status Codes.

HTTP status code Description
200 Ok The operation was successful.
404 Not Found The database is no longer a resource, i.e. the resource was deleted.

Body

Property Description
id The unique user generated name for the database.
_rid It is a system generated property. The resource id (_rid) is a unique identifier that is also hierarchical per the resource stack on the resource model. It is used internally for placement of and navigation to the database resource.
_ts It is a system generated property. It denotes the last updated timestamp of the resource. The value is a timestamp.
_self It is a system generated property. It is the unique addressable URI for the resource.
_etag It is a system generated property representing the resource etag required for optimistic concurrency control.
_colls It is a system generated property that specifies the addressable path of the collections resource.
_users It is a system generated property that specifies the addressable path of the users resource.
{  
    "id": "volcanodb",  
    "_rid": "Sl8fAA==",  
    "_ts": 1448049502,  
    "_self": "dbs\/Sl8fAA==\/",  
    "_etag": "\"00000100-0000-0000-0000-564f7b5e0000\"",  
    "_colls": "colls\/",  
    "_users": "users\/"  
}  

Example

GET https://contosomarketing.documents.azure.com/dbs/volcanodb HTTP/1.1  
x-ms-date: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:41:22 GMT  
authorization: type%3dmaster%26ver%3d1.0%26sig%3d0kZDPXylaMLpTI%2bxJYe7Xk5HiSv%2bX%2bpUGPKBMtY3My8%3d  
Cache-Control: no-cache  
User-Agent: contoso/1.0  
x-ms-version: 2015-08-06  
Accept: application/json  
Host: contosomarketing.documents.azure.com  
HTTP/1.1 200 Ok  
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache  
Pragma: no-cache  
Content-Type: application/json  
Content-Location: https://contosomarketing.documents.azure.com/dbs/volcanodb  
Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0  
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000  
x-ms-last-state-change-utc: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:25:34.442 GMT  
etag: "00000100-0000-0000-0000-564f7b5e0000"  
x-ms-resource-quota: databases=100;  
x-ms-resource-usage: databases=15;  
x-ms-schemaversion: 1.1  
x-ms-session-token: 860  
x-ms-request-charge: 2  
x-ms-serviceversion: version=1.5.57.3  
x-ms-activity-id: d319e186-8e5f-4861-bcd0-59fb249769f3  
x-ms-gatewayversion: version=1.5.57.3  
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:41:21 GMT  
Content-Length: 168  

{  
    "id": "volcanodb",  
    "_rid": "Sl8fAA==",  
    "_ts": 1448049502,  
    "_self": "dbs\/Sl8fAA==\/",  
    "_etag": "\"00000100-0000-0000-0000-564f7b5e0000\"",  
    "_colls": "colls\/",  
    "_users": "users\/"  
}  

See Also