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How to access SQL Explorer in character mode

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TitleHow to access SQL Explorer in character mode
URL NameP92359
Article Number000141475
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: Progress 9.x
OpenEdge 10.x, 11.x
OS: All Supported Operating Systems
Other: Progress SQL Explorer Tool
Question/Problem Description
How to access SQL Explorer in character mode
What is the syntax to use SQL Explorer from command line ?
What is -char option of SQL Explorer used for?
Steps to Reproduce
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The SQL Explorer can be accessed issuing the following command from the command prompt:

sqlexp [-char]{-S {servicename/port_number} [-H hostname][-db] database_name [-user username] [-password password]}


sqlexp sports -S 2700 -H TestHost -user TestU -password TestP

sqlexp -char sports -S 2700 -H TestHost -user TestU -password TestP

In releases prior to OpenEdge 10.1A it is required to use the -char parameter; otherwise the GUI SQL Explorer will be started. Starting with OpenEdge 10.1A, only the character SQL Explorer is available.

Starting with OpenEdge 10, SQL Explorer can also be started using a JDBC URL. The URL format varies depending on the JDBC driver version; see OpenEdge Data Management: SQL Development, "JDBC Client > Connecting to an OpenEdge database with a JDBC driver" for the correct format for your OpenEdge release.

References to Written Documentation:

For Progress 9:

Progress SQL-92 Guide and Reference

For OpenEdge releases:

OpenEdge Data Management: SQL Development

Last Modified Date9/13/2015 4:35 AM
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