LKBEN10935: Howto query SQL Server from the commandline


You need to make queries on an sql Server from the command line


This is usefull from time to time


You can use the sqlcmd command to connect and query the server. Most of the time it is easier to create a cmd file. e.g.:

set DB=testdb

sqlcmd -U %DB% -P passwrd -S -Q "use %DB%;select * from dbo.Testtable"

This can be stored in a cmd file and it can be run on the command line.

For more information, take a look at the sql server documentation.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.