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11 - MSSQL on Linux (Ubuntu)

Sql-Cli is command line interface for SQL Server.

To install sql-cli using npm,

npm install -g sql-cli

if you don’t have npm installed, install npm by

sudo apt-get install npm

After sql-cli installation, run

mssql -h

for successful run, it will show usage of mssql command. Else, it may throw this error:

root@SI-VM-207:~# mssql -h
/usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory

To fix this error , do:

ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node

Now, run “mssql -h” command again, it will work fine.

To connect to a database:

mssql -s hostname -u username -p password -o port -d databaseName