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Arcus Scripting

Scripting with Microsoft Azure in a breeze.


This module provides the following capabilities:


To have access to the following features, you have to import the module:

PS> Install-Module -Name Arcus.Scripting.ARM

Injecting content into an ARM template

In certain scenarios, you have to embed content into an ARM template to deploy it.

However, the downside of it is that it’s buried inside the template and tooling around it might be less ideal - An example of this is OpenAPI specifications you’d want to deploy.

By using this script, you can inject external files inside your ARM template.

Parameter Mandatory Description
Path no The file path to the ARM template to inject the external files into (default: $PSScriptRoot)

Usage Annotating content to inject:

    "type": "Microsoft.ApiManagement/service/apis",
    "name": "[concat(parameters('ApiManagement.Name'),'/', parameters('ApiManagement.Api.Name'))]",
    "apiVersion": "2019-01-01",
    "properties": {
        "subscriptionRequired": true,
        "path": "demo",
        "value": "${ FileToInject='.\\..\\openapi\\api-sample.json', InjectAsJsonObject}$",
        "format": "swagger-json"
    "tags": "[variables('Tags')]",
    "dependsOn": [

Injecting the content:

PS> Inject-ArmContent -Path deploy\arm-template.json

Recommendations Always inject the content in your ARM template as soon as possible, preferably during release build that creates the artifact