SQLCMD is Microsoft SQL Server's command line utility that allows you execute T-SQL commands from a command prompt.

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User-shared queries: Dynamic SQL vs. SQLCMD

I have to refactor and document a number of foo.sql queries which will be shared by a team of DB tech support (for customer configurations and things like that). There are types of tickets that come ...
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How to pass in parameters to a SQL Server script called with sqlcmd? [closed]

Is it possible to pass parameters to a SQL Server script? I have a script that creates a database. It is called from a batch file using sqlcmd. Part of that SQL script is as follows: CREATE DATABASE ...
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Can I enable SQLCMD mode from inside a script?

Is there something like a directive which I can use in a script to force SSMS to enable/disable SQLCMD mode?
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Setting variables in SQLCMD mode

Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition Consider the following statement: :setvar source_server_name "SERVERNAME\INSTANCENAME" Is it possible in SQLCMD mode to get that value using TSQL ...
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Did anybody use sqlcmd mode in practice? [closed]

SQLServer 2005 introduced something called SQLCMD Mode msdn link. At first glance this mode adds variable subsitution from command line batch files, and some escaping to OS commands. Is this ...
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How to make sqlcmd return an ERRORLEVEL other than 0 when the .sql script fails?

I'm running sqlcmd from a batch file and I was wondering how to make it return an ERRORLEVEL other than 0 when something goes wrong with the backup.
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Executing TSQL script generated from SSMS in SQLCMD. Failing on quotes

I am attempting to deploy a database to a machine by executing a script generated by the "Generate Scripts" tool in SQL Server Management Studio. Here is the command I've issued: sqlcmd -S ...
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Connect to LocalDB via SQLCMD in PowerShell

I'm trying to access the "localdb\MSSQLLocalDB" server on my computer through PowerShell with the SQLCMD utility. I'm using PowerShell v5, .NET v5.0, and the server name is (localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB when ...
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SQLCMD command is not able to insert accents

I am trying to run sqlcmd.exe in order to setup a new database from command line. I am using SQL SERVER Express 2012 on Windows 7 64 bits. Here's the command I use: SQLCMD -S .\MSSQLSERVER08 -V 17 ...
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Running sp_AskBrent with @ExpertMode = 1 in PowerShell

I am trying to run sp_AskBrent from PowerShell using Invoke-SQLCmd and capture its output in a variable: $query = "EXEC SAIDBA.monitoring.sp_AskBrent @Seconds=10;" $check = Invoke-Sqlcmd ...
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How do I get SSMS to use the relative path of the current script with :r in sqlcmd mode like SSDT does?

If I have foo.sql and bar.sql in the same folder, foo.sql can reference bar.sql when run from SSDT in sqlcmd mode with :r ".\bar.sql". However, SSMS won't find it. Procmon shows SSMS is looking in ...
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Skip sections that have GO

I'm working on a script I can run on new servers to do some initial configuration. I would like to be able to skip some sections but the problem I'm running into is the "GO" that's required. Because ...
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Why does sqlcmd -Lc not show the local instance?

I have two machines, each with a default instance of SQL Server 2008 installed; each exhibiting a different behavior. On PC1, when I run sqlcmd -Lc, I do not see PC1 in the list of SQL servers on ...
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How to transfer files at remote location using sql server job?

I have a job configured in which it transfers the file at remote location. My command is running absolutely fine from the command prompt but when I configured it in sql server job it gives log on ...
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sqlcmd to run large SQL file causes high CPU usage

I am using sqlcmd.exe to run a large SQL script, and the server CPU usage has been at 100% for the past 5 hours. The SQL script file has a size of 156 MB. I am running the script on SQL Server 2005. ...
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Query performance while using sqlcmd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running queries with SQLCMD vs. Running queries with SSMS I have a number of scripts that query the data from different tables and consequently update them. I have ...
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Suppress SQLCMD messages

Would it be possible to suppress all sqlcmd messages output to the cmd window? I am running a large script and it seems to be slowed down a lot with all the Processed XXXX total records messages. ...
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Cannot use SQLCMD

I have started SQL Server in single user mode like this: c:\....\sqlservr -m When I try to connect to it with SQLCMD -E, I get the following error: Msg 18461, Level 14, State 1, Server SERVERNAME, ...
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SQLCMD Exporting 16.5 Million Rows

I am exporting a table to a TSV file using sqlcmd, and I am running into issues. The table has 16+ million rows and about 55 columns. The problem is that it does not export the full table, but seems ...
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Transaction with multiple SQLCMD calls in a batch file

Is there a good way to do something like the following? SQLCMD -S %SERVER% -E -Q "BEGIN TRANSACTION" FOR %%f in (script1 script2 script3) do ( SET CURRENT_SCRIPT=%%f SQLCMD -S Localhost -E -b ...
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Are there any way to stop typing 'go' in sqlcmd?

If I remember correctly, last time Microsoft Sqlcmd require each command to end with ';' and hit Enter key to execute the command. However, currently, we need to type the GO each time to execute the ...
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sqlcmd: no rows affected

When I run exec dbo.subprogram from SQL Server Management Studio, it executes and returns result as many rows affected. But when I run from cmd C:\Users\mssadmin>sqlcmd -S servername -d ...
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SQLCMD :connect dynamic parameter

In SSMS I have this :SETVAR DBSrvrInst MyDatabase :connect ADMIN:$(DBSrvrInst) In the Messages tab I get Connecting to ADMIN:$(DBSrvrInst)... The variable isn't being replaced. But if I do ...
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Running queries with SQLCMD vs. Running queries with SSMS

I've noticed something which i'm not sure about. can it be that running queries directly with SSMS is much faster than running queries with SQLCMD? I've noticed that the results of queries that ran ...
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Which workarounds exists to missing relative path feature of SQLCMD :r?

I'm not the first to notice the lack of this feature. But I wonder if there are some useful workarounds. I want to deploy a main script and some depended scripts in the same folder. BTW Is there a ...
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Permission error when executing a 5.6 GB sqlcmd file

I am trying to run a very large file through the sqlcmd command and it works perfectly with files of 100 MB up to 1.4 GB. This is what I have tested so far, but when I try to run a file which is 5.6 ...
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Can I get OSQL if I install SQL Server Client Tools?

We have some legacy .bat scripts full of osql commands to existing SQL Server instances / dbs on our network. We've tried running the .bat scripts from our app server (Win Server 2008) but get the ...
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Restoring SQL Server Database Command Line Error

I have a restore database script in a SQL file, and I'm trying to restore a backup generated from one DB to a new DB (that exists). That SQL file is being executed by SQLCMD on the command line. The ...
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SQL Server sqlcmd setvar depending of selected database

I'm using sqlcmd for a moment now to update database on our project. Before we have use script like this: :setvar relativepath D:\Project1\Sql :r $(relativepath)\Tables\CreateTable1.sql :r ...
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Multi-command SQLCMD mode script

I am trying to execute a sql procedure for a list of tables in sqlcmd mode to redirect all the output into one file per table. Unfortunately only the last file of the redirected outputs of all ...
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How to get server cpu, memory, network usage from SQL Server

For reporting purposes, I want to get SQL Server box CPU, memory, network (not SQL Server process alone) and show it in report. Do you have any idea how to pull this? My initial thoughts are run wmi ...
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How do I pass multiple statements into sqlcmd?

Wanting to automate some tasks instead of firing up SSMS for everything, I'm trying to write a batch file to run these statements, which work perfectly when I paste them into the sqlcmd prompt. They ...
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Network issues with sql server

There are two servers on co-location. First is Windows Server Standard 2008 R2 SP1. Second is Windows Server 2012 + Sql Server Standard 2012 SP1. First server has a task with a report against tables ...
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SQLCMD stuck on “set textsize 4096”

I am using SQL Data Compare to generate a script that updates data in a QA database (SQL Server 2012). The script is around 500mb and I added a GO every 100 lines. When I start the script with: ...
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Running a number of .sql files using SQLCMD

I'm trying to put together a batch file to run a large number of .sql files without doing so individually. So far I have: @echo off echo "Enter Server" set /p SERVER= echo "Enter Database" set /p ...
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sqlcmd -b doesn't exit on error

I'm confused how should I use -b parameter of sqlcmd. I'm trying to write simple automation script for my DB and wanted to stop execution in case of any errors. I'm using SQLServer 2008r2. For ...
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Problems with sqlcmd -q and quotations marks

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition. Because it is only an Express edition I don't have a SQL Server Agent for automation of tasks. So I tried to do something with command line program ...
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Profiling and debugging “Incorrect syntax was encountered while parsing :setvar.”

I have the following script using SQLCMD setvar, but I receive an error when I parse the script: :setvar dbname "PROD" :setvar backuppath = "e:\sql\restore\PROD.bak" USE [master]; GO -- backup the ...
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net start sql service with startup option

From this article, I know to that slash (/) is used instead of a hyphen (-) when a net start is used with startup option, net start mssqlserver /m But if I want to have to use with startup option ...
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Using variable for database name

I am having difficulty in using a variable name for the database. The below script searches through all databases and finds database that match a certain condition. The matching databases are added to ...
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FOR XML is generating a empty first line

I'm parsing with flash a XML file generated by this code: :XML ON USE MyDatabaseName GO SET NOCOUNT ON SELECT * FROM ProgramacionDia as programa order by hora FOR XML AUTO, ROOT ('toflash'), ...
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SQLCMDMODE from SSMS. Can I set -b mode when using :r to include files?

As far as I read msdn there is no variable that corresponds to the -b flag of the command (on error batch abort). I found no to enable this mode inside a script when running in sqlcmd mode. Is there ...
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Run aspnet_regsql.exe from SQLCMD Post-Deployment Script

I am trying to create a Post-Deployment script in SSDT that will include the creation of an ASP.NET Session State database to make sure everyone has this thing in place after deployment of my database ...
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Pass parameters to a procedure with SQLcmd

I use this SQL command: sqlcmd -v first_date="30/09/2015" last_date="15/09/2016" And I would like to pass that parameters to a stored procedure: ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[_testProcedure] WITH ...
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Export all tables in database using SQLCMD

I'm looking to export all tables from a SQL Server Standard Edition database with data into CSV files onto a remote linux server. I setup FreeTDS and am able to connect, do SQLCMD or bcp successfully. ...
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SQL CMD Mode Issue

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER on declare @source_server_name sysname IF OBJECT_ID('tempdb..#tmp') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #tmp; create table #tmp( id int identity(1,1), server sysname ) insert into #tmp ...
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Is there a way to tell SQLCMD not to output rows to text or a file?

I am testing the behavior of a SELECT statement that returns 170,000,000 rows using SQLCMD. My goal is to cut out the time spent receiving the result-set on the client end (the time the process shows ...
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How to modify a stored procedure using SQLCMD for MS SQL?

Suppose a stored procedure as follows have been created using the Microsoft SQL Management Studio. use testbase go create procedure testtable_pricesmaller @pricelimit money as select * from ...
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How can I test sql scripts intended to run with sqlcmd -v in Sql Server Management Studio

From msdn I learn, that the Variable Precedence of :Setvar X Y is higher, than that of sqlcmd -v X=Y. I want to write a script, that uses the variables supplied to sqlcmd with the -v option, but ...
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Where is SQLCMD.EXE in SQL Server 2014 LocalDB or how to install it?

On a machine with SQL Server LocalDB 2014 installed I am looking for SQLCMD.EXE file but cannot find it anywhere. Is there a way how to install it separately? Unfortunately I am not local admin of ...