Starting isql

To start isql on most platforms, type this command at an operating system prompt, where username is the user name of the System Administrator:

isql -Uusername

Adaptive Server prompts you for your password.

NoteDo not use the -P option of isql to specify your password because another user might then see your password.

You can use isql in command-line mode to enter many of the Transact-SQL examples in this manual.