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 schemacompare.com file located in the dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL installation folder on your PC, and press the SPACE key.

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

    C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.com /execute /?
    
  5. Specify connection details of the server where to execute the script.
    C:\Program Files\Devart\dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.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 Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.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 Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.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 Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.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 Schema Compare for MySQL>schemacompare.com /argfile:myarg.txt

Arguments Used in Command Line

Select corresponding command line switches to perform the required operations:

Argument Action and Usage
/connection This switch is used to specify a connection string. Command usage looks like:
/connection:<connection_string>
/database This switch is used to specify a database to execute the script to. Databases specified in the script before will be ignored. It does not affect the objects specified with fully qualified names.
/inputfile This switch is used to specify an SQL or ZIP file with the script to execute.
/password his switch is used to specify a server password. It overrides the password specified in the connection string. Command line usage looks like:
/password:<pw>
/encoding This switch is used to specify the encoding which should be applied to open and execute the script. Command line usage looks like:
/encoding:<encoding>