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       bsqlodbc - batch SQL script processor using ODBC


       bsqlodbc [-U username] [-P password] [-S server] [-D database]
              [-i input_file] [-o output_file] [-e error_file]
              [-t field_term] [-qv]


       bsqlodbc is a utility program distributed with FreeTDS.

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

       bsqlodbc makes use of the ODBC API provided by FreeTDS. This API is  of
       course also available to application developers.


       -U username
              Database server login name.

       -P password
              Database server password.

       -S server
              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.

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

       -v     Verbose mode, for more information about the  ODBC  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.


       bsqlodbc  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.


       bsqlodbc  exits  0  on success, and >0 if the server cannot process the


       bsqlodbc first appeared in FreeTDS 0.65.


       The   bsqlodbc   utility   was   written    by    James    K.    Lowden