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isql(1) 			      UnixODBC manual pages				  isql(1)

NAME
       isql, iusql - unixODBC command-line interactive SQL tool

SYNOPSIS
       isql DSN [USER [PASSWORD]] [options]

DESCRIPTION
       isql  is  a  command  line  tool which allows the user to execute SQL in batch or interac-
       tively. It has some interesting options such as an option to generate output wrapped in an
       HTML table.

       iusql is 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  in  that
	      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 its stan-
	      dard input, expecting one SQL command per line.

       -dDELIMITER
	      Delimits columns with delimiter.

       -xHEX  Delimits columns with HEX, which is a hexadecimal code of the delimiting	character
	      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 newline processing.

       -e     Use the SQLExecDirect instead of Prepare.

       -k     Use SQLDriverConnect.

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

       --version
	      Prints the program version and exits.

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 the commands in the
       My.sql file and returns the results wrapped in HTML table.  Each line in My.sql must  con-
       tain  exactly  1 SQL command, except for the last line, which must be blank (unless the -n
       option is specified).

FILES
       /etc/odbc.ini
	      System-wide DSN definitions. See odbc.ini(5) for details.

       $HOME/.odbc.ini
	      User-specific DSN definitions. See odbc.ini(5) for details.

SEE ALSO
       odbcinst(1), odbc.ini(5)

AUTHORS
       The authors of unixODBC	are  Peter  Harvey  <pharvey@codebydesign.com>	and  Nick  Gorham
       <nick@easysoft.com>. For the full list of contributors see the AUTHORS file.

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

version 2.3.1				 Tue 25 Jun 2013				  isql(1)
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