SQLCMD – A Better DBACCESS?. Utility by Jonathan Leffler Presented by Joe Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) (301-803-1974). Sqlcmd as a SQL Command Interpreter. DDL DML Select, Execute Procedure. What is it?.
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Utility by Jonathan Leffler
Presented by Joe Kennedy
SQLCMD is an SQL Command Interpreter for Informix databases. It is analogous to the Query-Language option of DB-Access or ISQL, but it is designed to work better in shell scripts.
SQLCMD is written in ESQL/C. It works with any version of ESQL/C from 5.00 (circa 1990) upwards.
SQLCMD has a history mechanism that allows you to review, edit and rerun commands you ran previously.
-F from the command line!
automatically initiates transactions, groups the inserts, groups the inserts into smaller transactions if there are many rows to be loaded
Unix/Linux redirection applies
echo “select * from customer” | sqlcmd -d stores_demo -F XML
Try “sqlcmd -help”
-e 'SQL Statements'
The International Informix User Group!
www.iiug.org – check the software repository...
distributed as a gzipped tar file with the extension ".tgz"
SQLCMD is written in ESQL/C, you must have ESQL/C or ClientSDK on your machine before installing SQLCMD.
On Unix systems (including Linux), the normal sequence of events is: