SQLShell: A SQL Command Shell
SQLShell is a SQL command line tool, similar in concept to tools like
Oracle's SQL*Plus, the PostgreSQL
psql command, and
SQLShell is a Scala rewrite of my Python sqlcmd tool (rewritten because, as it turns out, I think JDBC is more consistent and portable than Python's DB API).
Some Features at a Glance
Connection parameters for individual databases can be kept in a configuration file in your home directory, allowing you to specify a short logical name for the database when you connect to it. (Multiple logical names are permitted for each database.)
SQLShell has command history management, with GNU Readline-like support. Each database has its own history file.
SQLShell supports retrieving and displaying database metadata (e.g., getting a list of tables, querying the table's columns and their data types, listing the indexes and foreign keys for a table, etc.).
SQLShell provides a standard interface that looks and behaves the same no matter what database you're using.
SQLShell supports any database engine or which a JDBC driver exists.
SQLShell is written in Scala and uses some third-party, open-source Scala and Java libraries.
SQLShell is open source, and is licensed under a liberal BSD-style license.
Copyright © 2009 Brian M. Clapper, firstname.lastname@example.org