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How do I run a SQL script to create SQL-92 users


TitleHow do I run a SQL script to create SQL-92 users
URL NameP124481
Article Number000145411
EnvironmentAll Supported Operating Systems
OpenEdge 10.x, 11.x
Progress 9.1x
Question/Problem Description
How do you add a user to the _user table from SQL Explorer?
How do you create a user from SQL Explorer?
How do I run a SQL script to create SQL-92 users
How to create a new SQL92 user
How to create SQL92 users for databases on UNIX machine itself
How to create SQL-92 users without a SQL explorer on Windows
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To create SQL-92 users any SQL-92 client can be used.
Progress provides a tool called SQL Explorer that can be used for Administrative purposes.

To create a SQL-92 user the following commands are needed:

CREATE USER '<username>','<password>';
GRANT <role> to  '<username>';

The 'userid' and 'password' must be enclosed in quotes and separated by a comma.
The user executing this statement must have DBA privileges.

Use SQL Explorer (on Windows) or sqlexp on the command line (on Unix) connected as owner of the database or as sysprogress.

The following steps can be used to create a SQL script file containing the above commands to be executed in SQl Explorer.

1. Create a file, e.g named "users.sql", containing the following SQL92 statements

CREATE USER '<username>','<password>';
GRANT DBA to '<username>';

2a. Execute sql explorer on CHAR mode running the following command:

sqlexp -char -db <database> -S <service> -user sysprogress -password sysprogress -infile users.sql


2b. Start a sqlexp session:

sqlexp -char -db <database> -S <service> -user sysprogress -password sysprogress 
     and execute:
@RUN users.sql

IMPORTANT: Progress recommends creating minimum of one user with DBA privilege.
References to Written Documentation:

SQL-92 Guide and Reference
Last Modified Date9/13/2015 5:01 AM
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