Alternatives To Invoke-SQLCmd

Drew Furgiuele explains why he prefers not to use Invoke-SQLCmd and what he does instead:

I hope you’re wide awake and ready to get mad, because I have a very unpopular opinion regarding SQL Server and PowerShell: I don’t like using Invoke-SQLCmd . That’s not to say I haven’t used it; some of my older scripts on my GitHub use it but recently I have stopped. I think the cmdlet is of marginal use when compared to other methods to executing queries against a SQL Server database. Maybe you agree, but you probably don’t, so before you grab the torches and pitchforks and head to the comments, I encourage you to read on. It’s a little long, but I think it outlays my thoughts pretty well.

I think Drew makes a good point.  Read the whole thing.

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