GO - Sending a Statement Batch from "sqlcmd" in SQL Server

Q

How To Use GO Command in "sqlcmd" in SQL Server?

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A

"sqlcmd" is a command line client application to run Transact-SQL statements on a target SQL Server.

When "sqlcmd" is started and connected to a SQL Server, it will start a new batch and prompt you to enter the first statement of the batch. You can enter one or more statements in one or more lines to form a Transact-SQL statement batch.

To end a batch of statements and send it to the SQL Server for execution, you need to enter the GO command. The following "sqlcmd" tutorial session sends two batches to the SQL Server:

C:\>sqlcmd -S localhost\sqlexpress -U sa -P FYIcenter
1> SELECT getdate();
2> SELECT getdates();
3> SELECT getdate();
4> GO
Msg 195, Level 15, State 10, Line 2
'getdates' is not a recognized built-in function name.

1> SELECT getdate();
2> SELECT getdate();
3> SELECT getdate();
4> GO

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2007-05-19 22:55:07.233
(1 rows affected)

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2007-05-19 22:55:07.233
(1 rows affected)

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2007-05-19 22:55:07.233
(1 rows affected)
1>QUIT
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