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.