Parsing T-SQL Scripts With Pester

Rob Sewell shows us how to use Pester to ensure that a set of SQL scripts are valid T-SQL:

This is a quick Pester test I wrote to ensure that some SQL Scripts in a directory would parse so there was some guarantee that they were valid T-SQL. It uses the SQLParser.dll and because it was using a build server without SQL Server I have to load the required DLLs from the dbatools module (Thank you dbatools 🙂 )

It simply runs through all of the .sql files and runs the parser against them and checks the errors. In the case of failures it will output where it failed in the error message in the failed Pester result as well.

This particular example doesn’t ensure that the scripts do what you want them to do, but hey, Pester was built for that as well.

Related Posts

Working With The Databricks API Via Powershell

Gerhard Brueckl has a Powershell module for interacting with Databricks, either Azure or AWS: As most of our deployments use PowerShell I wrote some cmdlets to easily work with the Databricks API in my scripts. These included managing clusters (create, start, stop, …), deploying content/notebooks, adding secrets, executing jobs/notebooks, etc. After some time I ended […]

Read More

Managing Powershell Core On Non-Windows Machines

Max Trinidad shows us how to grab the latest version of Powershell Core if you aren’t using Windows: So, if PowerShell Core isn’t available in the package repository, with a few steps you can download and install PowerShell. But, the first thing I do is to remove it before installing. Ubuntu ## - When PowerShell […]

Read More

Categories

July 2018
MTWTFSS
« Jun Aug »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031