Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Azure CosmosDB Explorer

The newly added tool for azure cosmos db is cosmos db explorer.  Now you can use this instead of storage explorer.

What's Inside

  • Full screen real estate view for the queries and results
  • No need of access of azure subscription portal any more. Access your database account and collections with a connection string
  • Share your query result as read only view with your colleagues. (Does not require Azure portal access)
  • No desktop tools needed anymore. Work with cosmos db directly with Explorer




How to Access

  • Login to your azure portal
  • Click on Azure cosmos db
  • Click on a DB account
  • From Left Navigation, click on "Data Explorer"
  • Then "Open Full Screen"




This will open a new tab and you can access Full View query window. You can set your access as read or read - write for the opening window.

Sharing query window with your Colleagues 
Get the Query window URL (Copy) and send it as read view for your colleagues who doesn't have access to Azure portal. When you open it as full screen or using direct URL, the access will expire in few hours for security reasons. To re connect use a valid azure cosmos db connection string for the account.

Direct Access
You can have direct access to azure cosmos db at https://cosmos.azure.com/. (You need to provide a valid cosmos db connection string)




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