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SQL Server 2017 on LINUX | Install sqlcmd and bcp the SQL Server command-line tools on Ubuntu

In this article we shall discuss about the installation of sqlcmd and bcp on Ubuntu 16.04.

The following steps install the command-line tools, Microsoft ODBC drivers, and their dependencies. The mssql-tools package contains following tools.

1. sqlcmd: Command-line query utility.
2. bcp: Bulk import-export utility.

Install tools on Ubuntu 16.04
We need to use the following steps to install the mssql-tools on Ubuntu.

Steps-

1. Import the public repository GPG keys.

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	curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -

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2. Register the Microsoft Ubuntu repository.

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	curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/16.04/prod.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/msprod.list

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3. Update the sources list and run the installation command with the unixODBC developer package.

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	sudo apt-get update 
	sudo apt-get install mssql-tools unixodbc-dev

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4. Optional: Add /opt/mssql-tools/bin/ to your PATH environment variable in a bash shell.
To make sqlcmd/bcp accessible from the bash shell for login sessions, modify your PATH in the ~/.bash_profile file with the following command:

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	echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/opt/mssql-tools/bin"' >> ~/.bash_profile

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References-

1 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-operations-studio/download
2 https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=875602
3 https://msbiskills.com/2018/01/19/2017-new-data-management-tool-for-sql-server-sql-operations-studio/
4 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-operations-studio/download?view=sql-server-2017
5 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/quickstart-install-connect-ubuntu?view=sql-server-linux-2017
6 https://msbiskills.com/2018/07/17/sql-server-2017-on-linux-installing-sql-server-on-ubuntu/

Other SQL SERVER on Linux related articles

1 https://msbiskills.com/2018/07/11/sql-server-2017-on-linux-faqs-microsoft/
2 https://msbiskills.com/2018/07/17/sql-server-2017-on-linux-how-to-install-sql-operations-studiosos-on-linuxubuntu/

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