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Official images for Microsoft SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd/bcp) on Linux
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  • Pull the Docker image

    docker pull microsoft/mssql-tools
  • Run the image in interactive mode

    docker run -it microsoft/mssql-tools
  • Try out sqlcmd/bcp

    root@1396d2e50672:/# sqlcmd
    Microsoft (R) SQL Server Command Line Tool
    Version 13.1.0007.0 Linux
    Copyright (c) 2012 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
    usage: sqlcmd            [-U login id]          [-P password]
      [-S server or Dsn if -D is provided] 
      [-H hostname]          [-E trusted connection]
      [-N Encrypt Connection][-C Trust Server Certificate]
      [-d use database name] [-l login timeout]     [-t query timeout]
      [-h headers]           [-s colseparator]      [-w screen width]
      [-a packetsize]        [-e echo input]        [-I Enable Quoted Identifiers]
      [-c cmdend]
      [-q "cmdline query"]   [-Q "cmdline query" and exit]
      [-m errorlevel]        [-V severitylevel]     [-W remove trailing spaces]
      [-u unicode output]    [-r[0|1] msgs to stderr]
      [-i inputfile]         [-o outputfile]
      [-k[1|2] remove[replace] control characters]
      [-y variable length type display width]
      [-Y fixed length type display width]
      [-p[1] print statistics[colon format]]
      [-R use client regional setting]
      [-K application intent]
      [-M multisubnet failover]
      [-b On error batch abort]
      [-D Dsn flag, indicate -S is Dsn] 
      [-X[1] disable commands, startup script, environment variables [and exit]]
      [-x disable variable substitution]
      [-? show syntax summary]    


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