bsqlodbc is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.
bsqlodbc is a non-interactive equivalent of the ‘
isql’ utility programs distributed by Sybase and Microsoft. Like them, bsqlodbc uses the command ‘
go’ on a line by itself as a separator between batches. The last batch need not be followed by ‘
bsqlodbc makes use of the ODBC API provided by FreeTDS. This API is of course also available to application developers.
- -U username
Database server login name.
- -P password
Database server password.
- -S server
Database server to which to connect.
- -D database
Database to use.
- -i input_file
Name of script file, containing SQL.
- -o output_file
Name of output file, holding result data.
- -e error_file
Name of file for errors.
- -t field_term
Specifies the field terminator. Default is two spaces ( ‘
\t’ ), carriage return ( ‘
\r’ ), newline ( ‘
\n’ ), and backslash ( ‘
Print column headers with the data to the same file.
Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Overrides -h.
Verbose mode, for more information about the ODBC interaction. This also reports the result set metadata, including and return code. All verbose data are written to standard error (or -e), so as not to interfere with the data stream.
- -V odbc_version
Specify ODBC version (2 or 3).
bsqlodbc is a filter; it reads from standard input, writes to standard output, and writes errors to standard error. The -i, -o, and -e options override these defaults.
bsqlodbc exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query.
bsqlodbc first appeared in FreeTDS 0.65.
The bsqlodbc utility was written by James K. Lowden ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.