Connecting to SQL Server using Command Prompt (Windows) or Shell (Linux).

The article will show you how to connect to your SQL Server via command prompt (Windows) or Shell (Linux).

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1. Locate the target SQL Server deployment

Please log in to the Control Panel with your credentials and locate your target deployment on the Home page or the My Applications page.

2. Creating Databases and Users

If there is not any database or user, create the database and user first. Click the "Manage" button on the Home page or the My Applications page. Then Click the “DB & User” tab in the menu bar on the left. On the page, you can create your databases and users.

3. Get CMD / Shell connection string

Go to the "Connection Information" section on the "Overview" page to get CMD / shell connection string.

4. Connect to the SQL server

Step 1: Install sqlcmd utility

Please refer to the guidance of installing the sqlcmd utility on Windows or Linux system.

Step 2: Connect to SQL Server

Please copy the connection string to the command window. Replace the <UserName> and<Password> with the user and password of your database in order to connect to the MSSQL Server.

On Windows:

On Linux:

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