azdata postgres

Applies to Azure Data CLI (azdata)

The following article provides reference for the sql commands in the azdata tool. For more information about other azdata commands, see azdata reference

Commands

Command Description
azdata postgres shell A command line shell interface for Postgres. See https://www.pgcli.com/
azdata postgres query The query command allows execution of PostgreSQL commands in a database session.

azdata postgres shell

A command line shell interface for Postgres. See https://www.pgcli.com/

azdata postgres shell [--dbname -d] 
                      [--host]  
                      
[--port -p]  
                      
[--password -w]  
                      
[--no-password]  
                      
[--single-connection]  
                      
[--username -u]  
                      
[--pgclirc]  
                      
[--dsn]  
                      
[--list-dsn]  
                      
[--row-limit]  
                      
[--less-chatty]  
                      
[--prompt]  
                      
[--prompt-dsn]  
                      
[--list -l]  
                      
[--auto-vertical-output]  
                      
[--warn]  
                      
[--no-warn]

Examples

Example command line to start the interactive experience.

azdata postgres shell

Example command line using a provided database and user

azdata postgres shell --dbname <database> --username <username> --host <host>

Example command line to start using a full connection-string.

azdata postgres shell --dbname postgres://user:passw0rd@example.com:5432/master 

Optional Parameters

--dbname -d

Database name to connect to.

--host

Host address of the postgres database.

--port -p

Port number at which the postgres instance is listening.

--password -w

Force password prompt.

--no-password

Never prompt for password.

--single-connection

Do not use a separate connection for completions.

--username -u

Username to connect to the postgres database.

--pgclirc

Location of pgclirc file.

--dsn

Use DSN configured into the [alias_dsn] section of pgclirc file.

--list-dsn

List of DSN configured into the [alias_dsn] section of pgclirc file.

--row-limit

Set threshold for row limit prompt. Use 0 to disable prompt.

--less-chatty

Skip intro on startup and goodbye on exit.

--prompt

Prompt format (Default: "\u@\h:\d> ").

--prompt-dsn

Prompt format for connections using DSN aliases (Default: "\u@\h:\d> ").

--list -l

List available databases, then exit.

--auto-vertical-output

Automatically switch to vertical output mode if the result is wider than the terminal width.

--warn

Warn before running a destructive query.

--no-warn

Warn before running a destructive query.

Global Arguments

--debug

Increase logging verbosity to show all debug logs.

--help -h

Show this help message and exit.

--output -o

Output format. Allowed values: json, jsonc, table, tsv. Default: json.

--query -q

JMESPath query string. See http://jmespath.org/ for more information and examples.

--verbose

Increase logging verbosity. Use --debug for full debug logs.

azdata postgres query

The query command allows execution of PostgreSQL commands in a database session.

azdata postgres query --q -q 
                      [--host]  
                      
[--dbname -d]  
                      
[--port -p]  
                      
[--username -u]

Examples

List all tables in information_schema.

azdata postgres query --host <host> --username <username> -q "SELECT * FROM information_schema.tables"

Required Parameters

--q -q

PostgreSQL query to execute.

Optional Parameters

--host

Host address of the postgres database. localhost

--dbname -d

Database to run query in.

--port -p

Port number at which the postgres instance is listening. 5432

--username -u

Username to connect to the postgres database.

Global Arguments

--debug

Increase logging verbosity to show all debug logs.

--help -h

Show this help message and exit.

--output -o

Output format. Allowed values: json, jsonc, table, tsv. Default: json.

--query -q

JMESPath query string. See http://jmespath.org/ for more information and examples.

--verbose

Increase logging verbosity. Use --debug for full debug logs.

Next steps

For more information about other azdata commands, see azdata reference.

For more information about how to install the azdata tool, see Install azdata.