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Kenichiro Nakamura
Kenichiro Nakamura

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How to generate Cosmos DB sample data

Do you need sample data for Cosmos DB? The easiest way (which I found so far) is to use import tool and sample data in json format.


Setup Cosmos DB

First thing first. You need Cosmos DB account, database and collection.

I created volcanodb and volcanocollection.

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Use migration tool to import sample data

This time, I use GUI tool. If you prefer CUI, run dt.exe instead.

1. Download pre-build binary or source code and build.

2. Open dtui.exe.

3. Click [Add files] and select VolcanoData.json in GUI.

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4. Go to Cosmos DB page in Azure Portal and confirm connection string.

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5. Add "Database=volcanodb" at the end of connection string and past it to migration tool. Click Verify.

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6. Enter collection name and complete the wizard.

Once you complete all steps, sample data should be uploaded to your Cosmos DB collection.

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Tutorial: Use Data migration tool to migrate your data to Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Cosmos DB Sample Data

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