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       bsqldb - batch SQL script processor using DB-Library


       bsqldb [-U username] [-P password] [-S servername] [-D database]
              [-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-e error_file] [-H hostname]
              [-t field_term] [-hqv]


       bsqldb is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.

       bsqldb  is  a  non-interactive  equivalent  of  the "isql" utility programs distributed by
       Sybase and Microsoft. Like them, bsqldb uses the command "go" on a line  by  itself  as  a
       separator between batches. The last batch need not be followed by "go".

       bsqldb  makes  use  of  the DB-Library API provided by FreeTDS. This API is of course also
       available to application developers.


       -U username
              Database server login name.  If  username  is  not  provided,  a  domain  login  is
              attempted for TDS 7+ connections.

       -P password
              Database server password.

       -S servername 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 ('  ').  Recognized escape
              sequences are tab ('\t'), carriage return ('\r'),  newline  ('\n'),  and  backslash

       -h     Print column headers with the data to the same file.

       -H     hostname Override name of client sent to server.

       -q     Do not print column metadata, return status, or rowcount. Overrides -h.

       -v     Verbose mode, for more information about the DB-Libraryrary 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.


              default servername


       bsqldb  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, of course.

       The source code for bsqldb is intended as a model for DB-Library users. DB-Library  has  a
       rich  set  of  functions,  and  it  can  be  hard sometimes to understand how to use them,
       particularly the first time. If you are using it in this way and find  something  unclear,
       you are encouraged to email the author your comments.


       bsqldb exits 0 on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the query.

       bsqldb  will  report any errors returned by the server, but will continue processing. In a
       production environment,  this  behavior  may  be  insufficiently  stringent.  To  make  it
       extremely intolerant of errors, change the message and error handlers to call exit(3).


       bsqldb first appeared in FreeTDS 0.63.


       The bsqldb utility was written by James K. Lowden <>


       Microsoft servers as of SQL Server 7.0 SP 3 do not return output parameters unless the RPC
       functions are  used.  This  means  bsqldb  cannot  return  output  parameters  for  stored
       procedures with these servers.