Using the Cosmos DB Change Feed

Kevin Feasel

2019-07-29

Cloud

Hasan Savran shows us how we can use Cosmos DB’s change feed to track changes to documents in a container:

This is great but I want to do more than that. How am I going to access to changed data? What should I do if there is more than one change or insert? In my case, I need to access to SensorCode attribute so I can do something about this alert. To answer these questions, you need to know more about the Azure Functions. If you can see the number of modified documents by this code, that means you are done with Change Feed functionality. First, we need some kind of loop so if the code can process multiple changes. To do that, I will use a simple foreach loop.

The thing which comes to mind when I hear about Cosmos DB’s change feed is Kafka, with that immutable log of actions you can read through.

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