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Azure CLI Day 44 – mobile delete

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In my last post ( http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3438) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure Cross Platform command line tools to restart a Windows Azure Mobile Service. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to delete a mobile service.

Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mavericks) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well.

Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.) and type the following:

azure mobile delete -h

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The azure mobile delete command is the command to use to delete a Windows Azure Mobile Service. Besides specify the name of the service you want to delete there are three other options you can use

  • -d, —deleteData. Delete all data from the database. This will keep the SQL database and SQL server in tact.
  • -a, —deleteAllDelete all data from the database and delete the SQL database and SQL server.
  • -q, —quiet. Do not prompt for confirmation prior to deleting.

To delete a Windows Azure Mobile Service and its data, SQL database, and SQL server, enter the following into your CLI, substituting where appropriate:

azure mobile delete -a -q ‘[YOUR MOBILE SERVICE NAME]‘

I used the following:

azure mobile delete -a -q ‘zumo-00005′

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You can then use the azure mobile list command to verify the service has been deleted.

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This wraps up our look at managing Windows Azure Mobile Services with the cross platform command line tools. In my next post I’ll start to show you how you can use the cross platform command line tools to manage SQL databases.

Did you know you can try Windows Azure for free for 30 days? Just go to http://aka.ms/thecloud and sign up.

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Hey there! My name is Adam Grocholski, and I'm a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft where I spend time focusing on Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and run thinkfirstcodelater.com. You can also follow me on twitter at @codel8r.

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