Special Commands In mssql-cli

Kevin Feasel

2018-02-27

T-SQL

Alan Yu announces an update to mssql-cli:

Special commands are meant to make your life easier. They are shortcuts to perform common tasks and queries. All special commands start with a backslash (\), and you can use the built-in IntelliSense to see a list of special commands you can use. You can also learn more by running the following command:

$ mssql-cli>\?

To start off, let’s say you have a common query you run often, but don’t want to type it out each time or scroll through your history. You can “save” your query by running the following special command:

$ mssql-cli>\sn address select * from "Person"."AddressType"

To execute this query, simply run:

$ mssql-cli>\n address

Click through to learn more and see it in action.

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