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How to terminate sqlcmd immediately after execution completed? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/24

The subtle difference between -q and -Q: the latter will exit after executing the command (regardless of the SQL server version; I think this was introduced in SQL Server 2005 or 2000).

Inside the command, you can use single ' quotes for strings.

C:\Users\jeroenp>sqlcmd /?
Microsoft (R) SQL Server Command Line Tool
Version 10.50.2500.0 NT x64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

usage: Sqlcmd            [-U login id]          [-P password]
  [-S server]            [-H hostname]          [-E trusted connection]
  [-N Encrypt Connection][-C Trust Server Certificate]
  [-d use database name] [-l login timeout]     [-t query timeout]
  [-h headers]           [-s colseparator]      [-w screen width]
  [-a packetsize]        [-e echo input]        [-I Enable Quoted Identifiers]
  [-c cmdend]            [-L[c] list servers[clean output]]
  [-q "cmdline query"]   [-Q "cmdline query" and exit]
  [-m errorlevel]        [-V severitylevel]     [-W remove trailing spaces]
  [-u unicode output]    [-r[0|1] msgs to stderr]
  [-i inputfile]         [-o outputfile]        [-z new password]
  [-f  | i:[,o:]] [-Z new password and exit]
  [-k[1|2] remove[replace] control characters]
  [-y variable length type display width]
  [-Y fixed length type display width]
  [-p[1] print statistics[colon format]]
  [-R use client regional setting]
  [-b On error batch abort]
  [-v var = "value"...]  [-A dedicated admin connection]
  [-X[1] disable commands, startup script, enviroment variables [and exit]]
  [-x disable variable substitution]
  [-? show syntax summary]


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One Response to “How to terminate sqlcmd immediately after execution completed? – Stack Overflow”

  1. ruurd said

    Heh. That’s typically Microsoft. Providing an option to exit when the query is done. (=ಠ ل͟ ಠ=) HELLO! WAKE UP! That’s customary if you run commands from a shell. Not exiting is a Bad Thing™

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