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

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How to create a csv with SQLCMD which can be imported into another database system

I may be doing this all the wrong way so please point me in the right direction if I am missing something. I have an Ubuntu server with SQLCMD installed and a Windows Server with a MSSQL database. I ...
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Invoke-SQLCmd Date output format

I’m having a problem with a result set that I am getting from a stored procedure when running a PowerShell script (Using Invoke-SQLCmd) to get the results and send the output to a .csv file. The date ...
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Suppress database change message in SQLCMD.exe

I am writing a script generation script. The script is generating list of DDL statments. The util_generator.sql generation starts with database connection: USE [TARGET_DATABASE] GO ... Many queries ...
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Session ID in SQLCMD running multi-batch script

My script contains multiple GO keywords. I know that SQLCMD interprets GO as a batch delimiter, so the code is not run as a single block but instead each part between the delimiters (a batch) is run ...
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Restore ALL databases with sqlcmd in SQL Server (Express, Docker, 2017)

These documentation articles https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/tutorial-restore-backup-in-sql-server-container?view=sql-server-2017 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/sql-...
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Check if a SQL Login exists without SA

How can I check if a SQL Login exists for an arbitrary domain user if the account I'm running doesn't have SA rights to the instance (but will be dbo on at least one DB) Ideally I'd like the solution ...
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exporting a sql view to a csv file

Whilst I can just about script to pull data via queries, I'm finding it very difficult to figure out how to export the results of a query to a .csv file and save in a network storage location (novice ...
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How to Natively Return Output when using Invoke-Sqlcmd?

How do I natively log output from the PowerShell Invoke-Sqlcmd? I am using Invoke-Sqlcmd to loop through a large (50,000-90,000 SQL files w/ 1-10 inserts in each) set of small SQL insert statements. ...
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Are the switches for the SQLCMD command case sensitive?

I have MS SQL Server 2014 Management Studio installed on two computers, both of which run on Windows 10. The switches for SQLCMD command are case-sensitive on one computer, but it is not on the other ...
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SQLCMD :connect directive - how can I specify connection protocol?

In a script I have the directive :connect DbServer and it seems that if I run this script in SQLCMD (like this: sqlcmd -i script.sql then sqlcmd attempts to connect using Named Pipes (which doesn'...
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SQLCMD cannot connect my named instance

I am using SQL Server 2017 based on Windows server 2016. I am trying to connect my named instance, but I got the error message as below screenshot: So I tried to reinstall ODBC Driver 13. But I got ...
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Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Server DESKTOP-U368A1B, Line 1 Incorrect syntax near '1'

I get the above error message when i run the following perl script from the cmd, that is supposed to do some transaction in my database. #!/usr/bin/perl. use warnings; use strict; my ( $pid1, $...
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How do I force windows to use a specific version of SQLCMD?

I have several versions of SSMS installed on my machine. We have legacy servers running several versions of SQL Server, mainly 2008, 2012, and 2014. I use SQLCMD all the time, but it seems to default ...
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How to format the output of SQL queries on SQLCMD for SQL Server 2017 on RHEL Linux 7.3?

I have installed SQL Server 2017 on RHEL Linux 7.3, and using SQLCMD utility for querying the SQL Server. When I try to query for example: 'SELECT * FROM SYS.DATABASES'. I get output like the ...
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Easiest way to update XML inside of a SQL table column?

I have an SQL DB, Directory. It contains a table, dbo.User. Within that table there is a column, Info. The Info column contains ~1000 lines of xml tags. Well I want to modify only one of those tags, ...
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SSMS generated script failing to execute

So I am in a situation where I need to import a small DB (under 1GB) from a newer version of SQL Server (I am restoring to a 2014 SQL Server from a 2016 SQL server), without a direct connection ...
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How to report stats on restore via sqlcmd?

I've inherited a batch file script that calls sqlcmd with parameters. One of the parameters is the path to a SQL file. That file includes a database restore command. The command in the SQL file ...
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How do I install SQL-Server Tools if I can't use curl?

Attempting to install mssql-tools, I get $ sudo apt-get install mssql-tools Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... 50% Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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Sqlcmd: 'KReadOnly': Unknown Option

I am using SQL Server 2014 SP2 with AG, running this command: sqlcmd -S ABC-ISELL -E -d ABP_SFA_BMB -K ReadOnly Where ABC-ISELL is the listener name, I am getting this error: Sqlcmd: 'KReadOnly': ...
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help in connecting the sql server 2017 developer edition

I have installed the sql server 2017 for non production environment in my PC. It has installed successfully. when connect using sqlcmd it was throwing an error login failed for login sa. it didn't ...
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sqlcmd :out not working as expected?

Consider the following code: DECLARE @db sysname; DECLARE @filename varchar(260); DECLARE cur CURSOR LOCAL FORWARD_ONLY STATIC READ_ONLY FOR SELECT d.name FROM sys.databases d; OPEN cur; FETCH NEXT ...
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How to update the first row in the exported query from sqlcmd

I am trying to find an easy way of updating the first row in the export of a sqlcmd query to CT_EVENT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. I found this article in stack overflow which builds the csv format. I've ...
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SQL Server 2016 SQL Agent Token Not Working

I have this in scores of SQL Agent Job steps throughout my enterprise and it works as expected: sqlcmd -E -S $(ESCAPE_SQUOTE(SRVR)) -d master -Q "EXECUTE MyStoredProc etc..." But on my new SQL ...
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How To Import Binary Dump File To SQL Server

I am trying to import a dump file which is in binary format to SQL Server using sqlcmd command. After running the import command, I am getting this error, Msg 2812, Level 16, State 62 I'm suspecting ...
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Unable to access an SQL Server 2016 named instance locally via sqlcmd when only using @@SERVERNAME value

I have a server with two instances of SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU7 running, one is the default instance (on a custom port, 9433) and the second is a named instance (on another custom port, 9434). I've ...
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sqlcmd gives no sign of failure yet doesn't work

I am running sqlcmd from a linux bash script. My target server is an Azure SQL. I execute an sql file with a lot of sql statements (around 2500). These are Insert/update/delete statements. I used the ...
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Import database from MSSQL export dump on Ubuntu localhost

I have an export file from an online database server that I need to use to generate the database locally on my system. I'm running MSSQL 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04. The export file has Program(application/...
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SQLCMD to connect to Linked server

I'm getting a login error with the below sqlcmd to connect to a linked server: SQLCMD -E -dlinkedserver -ig:\temp\script.sql -o g:\temp\test.txt My linked server which is an oracle connects through ...
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How to display MS SQL results vertically?

Here is what I've got currently when executing queries in sqlcmd: 1> SELECT 1,2,3,4 2> GO ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- 1 2 3 4 (1 ...
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How to setup db credentials for `sqlcmd` using a config file?

When I'm using mysql client, I can configure my db credentials in ~/.my.ini. How can I achieve similar thing with sqlcmd on Linux? Where and what filename I should create? My goal is to avoid keep ...
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How can I increase the length of the string returned by object_definition in sqlcmd?

I have an sql script that uses select object_defintion(object_id(...)) to extract the definition from a view. This script is run with sqlcmd: sqlcmd -i extract.sql -o %oudir%\extracted.dat. ...
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SQL Server Temporary Table Security

I am part of a project to convert an old AS400 system to SQL server. The server is used for our payroll processing. Part of the payroll process is to break out the percentage of the biweekly wages ...
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DAC Connection using the SSMS for executing the code

Can anyone help me on below . I am trying to execute the SQLCMD with DAC (-A switch) but unable to do so . How can I do it both ways below : Execute in SSMS Query Pane Execute using PowerShell ...
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Why does sqlcmd truncate varbinary(max)?

Inside of the sys.assembly_files catalog, I can see a field named content 1> SELECT assembly_id, LEFT(name, 50), file_id, content FROM sys.assembly_files; 2> GO assembly_id ...
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difficulties working with powershell Invoke-SQLCmd

I've setup a simple sqlcmd script. Contents below. use $(dbname); select * from $(tablename) I'm then running the following Invoke SQLCMD $SQLCMDVarArr = "dbname='MyDatabase'", "Tablename='...
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Does sqlcmd.exe have “spyware”?

I'm just wondering if the sqlcmd.exe has client-side Telemetry, CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program), or any other form of "spyware" baked into it and turned on by default? And if so how to ...
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How do I log into the Dedicated Admin Console (DAC) on Linux?

sqlcmd is documented to have, Login-Related Options -A Logs in to SQL Server with a Dedicated Administrator Connection (DAC). This kind of connection is used to troubleshoot a server. This ...
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sqlcmd history?

How can I list/review the sqlcmd history? Mysql, Postgresql and sqlite write out to dot files: .mysql_history, .psql_history and .sqlite_history. I'm looking for an equivalent (or approximation) ...
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Update mysql DB when data has a single quote with Dynamic values

I am writing data to mysql DB from my linux machine using sqlcmd. My script is updating the data Dynamically based on the employee number. I have a situation where the the CN attribute might have ...
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Decrypting a Master Key works well using SQLCMD but not in the script

I would like to use a script to automatize the process of migration of a Db in another instance. The DB is encrypted, so after restore it I need to decrypt it and encrypt again using the new Service ...
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Can not connect to SQL Server from Ubuntu sqlcmd client

I'm trying to connect to a SQL Server Express server from a Linux Ubuntu 16.04 computer. I Installed all SQL commad line utilities for the linux machine and follow instructions from Microsoft SQL ...
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Permission issue on restore of the db from primary to secondary [duplicate]

while restoring the User DB from primary to secondary replica through query in cmd prompt and got following error message Msg 262, Level 14, State 1, CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database '...
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sqlcmd access denied on c:/

I tried to execute a simple .sql script from the command prompt and this is the output I got C:\Users\Administrator>sqlcmd -S {machine name}\SQLEXPRESS -i C:/SqlScripts/UpdateStat.sql Sqlcmd: ...
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Script not working after adding try and catch

I have a working script that I modified to work with SQLCMD since I need to invoke this script remotely. Here is my script: :ON ERROR EXIT USE [master] GO BEGIN TRY /****** Declare Database name **...
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Messages in SQLCMD script output are not in order

I am running a batch file that launches a SQLCMD script that creates an Agent job from TFS Release Manager. The script assigns SQLCMD parameters to variables, lists the variables using selects and ...
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sqlcmd new login/user

I am new to sqlcmd and I want to create a new user. I have done the following: 1> CREATE LOGIN FYI_DBA WITH PASSWORD = 'V_2017' 2> go 1> CREATE USER FYI_DBA FOR LOGIN FYI_DBA 2> go Then ...
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Suppressing non-ANSI warnings in SQLCMD script

I am working with a script that creates a SQL Agent job in SQL Server 2014. The job's last 2 steps are "Complete with Success" and "Complete with Failure". The script always warns of non-existent ...
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Variable inside another variable in SQLCMD mode

Trying to tidy up my SQL script with SQLCMD mode and I ran into an issue: :setvar db_suffix "some_suffix" :setvar some_db "some_db_$(db_suffix)" print 'some_db: $(some_db)' The output of that is: ...
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How can I output more than 256 characters to a file?

I am using the following command to write the output from a stored procedure to a file for further processing: DECLARE @shellCommand VARCHAR(2000) SET @shellCommand = 'SQLCMD -S ' + @@SERVERNAME + ' -...
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Execute Permission Denied Using SQLCMD

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with SQL Server Express 2014 install that supports a video app. I am trying to create a backup solution for it using the Task Scheduler to do full and incremental ...