Connect to Azure Cosmos DB from Explorer

Connect to Azure Cosmos DB from Explorer

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed, globally-distributed, multi-model Azure database service. We have covered several posts related with Cosmos DB.  In the previous post, we have talked about Azure Cosmos DB Explorer. Azure Cosmos DB Explorer is a standalone web-based tool to manage and explore Cosmos DB. You can open it from Azure Portal, or can directly navigate to the Azure Cosmos DB Explore tool.

Connect to Azure Cosmos DB from Explorer

Open the Azure Cosmos DB Explorer by navigating to  You can access your Azure Cosmos DB using Connection String. With that, you don’t need access to the portal. If you have the connecting string, you can provide it in the explorer and start working with Cosmos DB.

Connect with Azure Cosmos DB Explorer

The above screen will appear when you launch the Cosmos DB explore directly.  But, when you have one already one open Cosmos DB account and you want to connect with a new account, what would you do? Well, you can do so easily by clicking on the “Connect to Azure Cosmos DB” and by updating the connection string.


Connect To Azure Cosmos DB Connect

Provide the connection string, and click on the Connect. The Azure Cosmos DB explorer will provide and warning dialog to save the work before the switch over to new cosmos DB.

That’s it.

Abhijit Jana

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