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Scripting functions

The valid values for function are as follows:

Export

Export the results of the following SQL statement. In batch mode, this applies to all subsequent SQL statement until another Output statement.

Parms

Parameters to be used in the following SQL statement. Applies only to the next SQL statement. If you are running a script with many SQL statements, you will need to precede each statement with an Output or Parms statement.

Queryinfo

System-generated value that records the positions of tables in the GUI Query Builder.

Connect

Connects you to a database. This is mainly used when running Batch Queries.

Use

When running Batch Queries, this specified the database to use for the subsequent SQL statements. You would use this if you have more than one database connection active.

Disconnect

Disconnects you from a database.

Compschema

Runs the Compare Tables in Schema function in batch mode.

Datacomp

Runs the Data Compare function in batch mode

Options

Specify some options for the batch session.

Include

Allows you to import some SQL from another file.

Queryparm

Prompts the user to enter parameter values.

Setparm

Set a parameter to a particular value.

Load

Run the Data Loader.

Tran

Allows you to run statements under transactional control

CloseXL

Closes Excel if it is open

Layout

Applied a layout to the following query.

RenameButt

Renames the button of the most recent data display window displayed.

Examples of parameter usage

AQT provides a number of examples of parameter usage. The following files are deployed with AQT:

Batch_sample.bat. This is a Windows command file that runs AQT in batch mode. In this file you specify the name of the AQT batch script to run. The batch script will be one of the following files.

In addition:

startup.bat and startup.sql demonstrate specifying a startup script, which runs when AQT is started.