Delete Cosmos Document

Delete Document –

Authorization behaviour for all the calls will be similar but we have to change verb as per our need, so we have to update Dataweave and HTTP request call to Azure.

Mule flow will look like this


Input payload

	"id": "103",
	"department": "Accounts"



%dw 2.0
import java!cosmosdb::GenerateCosmosDBAuthToken
output application/java
var verb = "DELETE"
var resourceType = "docs" 
var resourceId = "dbs/hr/colls/employee/docs/" ++
var key = "0SZd1Zs3hySH915hKBTQCbewWnzIEI4S2YK8yHDaRwMrnzrZSwaa0hHy8IW21x4qbsQoswWIh3FW8TOd0fpSYw=="
var keyType = "master"
var tokenVersion = "1.0"		 
var serverDateTime = GenerateCosmosDBAuthToken::getServerTime() as String
	serverDateTime: serverDateTime,
	authKey: GenerateCosmosDBAuthToken::generate(verb, resourceType, resourceId, key, keyType, tokenVersion, serverDateTime)

Please change the resource id(we have to concat payload id while creating the Auth token) and key as per your Azure details. Otherwise we will start getting the unauthorized error


HTTP request

<http:request method="DELETE" doc:name="Cosmos DB API" doc:id="a10e0f93-0a08-43af-b6d4-444e1a113f17" config-ref="HTTP_Request_configuration" path="#['dbs/hr/colls/employee/docs/' ++]" >
	<http:headers ><![CDATA[#[output application/java
		"Accept" : "application/json",
		"x-ms-version" : "2016-07-11",
		"Authorization" : vars.cosmosHeader.authKey,
		"x-ms-date" : vars.cosmosHeader.serverDateTime,
		"Content-Type" : "application/json",
		"x-ms-documentdb-partitionkey" : '["' ++ payload.department ++ '"]'

Please see the path and different HTTP header we are passing in HTTP request call, please change the same as per your need

Update following in HTTP request call

  • path should now contain the payload id
  • x-ms-documentdb-partitionkey – will hold the value of partition key e.g. Accounts from where we want to delete the document

Test it through SOAP UI


Documents in Azure – 103 is deleted


Sample application – cosmos-document-delete

Sample SOAP UI project – Cosmos-db-document-delete-soapui-project


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