Executing Scripts through the Command Line

You can automate executing the scripts using the command line.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type cmd in the Search programs and files text box and press the ENTER button.

  3. Type a path to the datacompare.com file located in the dbForge Data Compare for MySQL installation folder on your PC, and press the SPACE key.

     C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL\datacompare.com
    
  4. To execute the corresponding script, use the /execute command, and press the SPACE key.

    C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /execute /?
    
  5. Specify connection details of the server where to execute the script.

     C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /execute /connection:"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8"
    
  6. Specify the script file.

     C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /execute /connection:"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8" /inputfile "script.sql"
    
  7. Specify the password.

    C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /execute /connection:"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8" /inputfile "script.sql" /Password:mypsw
    
  8. To hide the command line window, use the /quiet command. (Useful for batch files).

     C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /execute /connection:"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8" /inputfile "script.sql" /Password:mypsw /quiet
    
  9. Press ENTER to run the process.

If you use the /argfile argument, all the following commands are specified inside an argfile:

~~~	
/execute

/connection:"User Id=root;Host=db;Port=3320;Database=test;Character Set=utf8" 

/inputfile "script.sql" 
~~~

In this case, the command line string will be written as follows:

~~~
C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Data Compare for MySQL>datacompare.com /argfile:myarg.txt
~~~

Arguments Used in Command Line

Select corresponding command line switches to perform the required operations: