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isql

Section: UnixODBC manual pages (1)
Updated: Tue 25 Jun 2013
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NAME

isql, iusql - unixODBC command-line interactive SQL tool

 

SYNOPSIS

isql DSN [USER [PASSWORD]] [options]

 

DESCRIPTION

isqlis a command line tool which allows the user to execute SQL in batchor interactively. It has some interesting options such as an option to generateoutput wrapped in an HTML table.

iusqlis the same tool with built-in Unicode support.

 

ARGUMENTS

DSN
The Data Source Name, which should be used to make connection to the database.The data source is looked for in the /etc/odbc.ini and $HOME/.odbc.ini files inthat order, with the latter overwriting the former.

USER
Specifies the database user/role under which the connection should be made.

PASSWORD
Password for the specified USER.

 

OPTIONS

-b
Run isql in non-interactive batch mode. In this mode, the isql processes itsstandard input, expecting one SQL command per line.

-dDELIMITER
Delimits columns with delimiter.

-xHEX
Delimits columns with HEX, which is a hexadecimal code of the delimitingcharacter in the format 0xNN - i.e. 0x09 for the TAB character.

-w
Format the result as HTML table.

-c
Output the names of the columns on the first row. Has any effect only with the-d or -x options.

-mNUM
Limit the column display width to NUM characters.

-lLOCALE
Sets locale to LOCALE.

-q
Wrap the character fields in double quotes.

-3
Use the ODBC 3 calls.

-n
Use the new line processing. (multiple lines of SQL, terminated with command GO).

-e
Use the SQLExecDirect instead of Prepare.

-k
Use SQLDriverConnect.

-v
Turn on the verbose mode, where the errors are fully described. Useful for debugging.

--version
Prints the program version and exits.

-LNUM
Alter the maximum number of characters displayed from a character field to NUM characters. Default is 300.

 

COMMANDS

This section briefly describes some isql runtime commands.

help

List all tables in the database.

help table

List all columns in the table.

help help

List all help options.

 

EXAMPLES

$ isql WebDB MyID MyPWD -w -b < My.sql

Connects to the WebDB as user MyID with password MyPWD, then execute thecommands in the My.sql file and returns the results wrapped in HTML table.Each line in My.sql must contain exactly 1 SQL command, except for the lastline, which must be blank (unless the -n option is specified).

 

FILES

/etc/odbc.ini

System-wide DSN definitions. Seeodbc.ini(5)for details.

$HOME/.odbc.ini

User-specific DSN definitions. Seeodbc.ini(5)for details.

 

SEE ALSO

odbcinst(1),odbc.ini(5)

 

AUTHORS

The authors of unixODBC are Peter Harvey <pharveyAATTcodebydesign.com> andNick Gorham <nickAATTlurcher.org>. For the full list of contributors see theAUTHORS file.

 

COPYRIGHT

unixODBC is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. For detailsabout the license, see the COPYING file.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ARGUMENTS
OPTIONS
COMMANDS
EXAMPLES
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
COPYRIGHT

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