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       isql, iusql - unixODBC command-line interactive SQL tool


       isql DSN [USER [PASSWORD]] [options]


       isql  is  a  command  line  tool  which  allows  the  user  to  execute  SQL  in  batch or
       interactively. 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.


       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 for the specified USER.


       -b     Run  isql  in  non-interactive  batch  mode.  In  this mode, the isql processes its
              standard input, expecting one SQL command per line.

              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.

              Sets locale to LOCALE.

       -q     Wrap the character fields in double quotes.

       -3     Use the ODBC 3 calls.

       -n     Use the new line processing. (multiple lines of SQL, terminated with command GO).

       -e     Use the SQLExecDirect instead of Prepare.

       -k     Use SQLDriverConnect.

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

              Prints the program version and exits.

       -LNUM  Alter  the  maximum  number  of  characters displayed from a character field to NUM
              characters. Default is 300.


       This section briefly describes some isql runtime commands.

              List all tables in the database.

       help table
              List all columns in the table.

       help help
              List all help options.


       $ 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
       contain exactly 1 SQL command, except for the last line, which must be blank  (unless  the
       -n option is specified).


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

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


       odbcinst(1), odbc.ini(5)


       The  authors  of  unixODBC  are  Peter  Harvey  <> and Nick Gorham
       <>. For the full list of contributors see the AUTHORS file.


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