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Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK

Welcome to the repo containing all things Python for the Azure Cosmos DB API which is published with name pydocumentdb. For documentation please see the Microsoft Azure link.


Python 2.7, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, or Python 3.5

If you use Microsoft Visual Studio as IDE (we use 2015), please install the following extension for Python.

Install Cosmos DB emulator Follow instruction at


$ python install


$ pip install pydocumentdb

Running Testing

Clone the repo

git clone
cd azure-documentdb-python

Most of the test files under test sub-folder require you to enter your Azure DocumentDB master key and host endpoint:

masterKey = '[YOUR_KEY_HERE]'

To run the tests:

$ python -m unittest discover -s .\test -p "*.py" 

If you use Microsoft Visual Studio, open the project file python.pyproj,
and run all the tests in Test Explorer.

Most of the test cases create collections in your DocumentDB account. Collections are billing entities. By running these test cases, you may incur monetary costs on your account.

Documentation generation

Install Sphinx:

$ cd doc
$ sphinx-apidoc -f -e -o api ..\pydocumentdb
$ make.bat html