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B.21.1 Usage

The usage of sqlupdate is

   stilts <stilts-flags> sqlupdate db=<jdbc-url> user=<value> password=<value>
                                   select=<select-stmt> assign=<col>=<expr>
                                   progress=true|false
If you don't have the stilts script installed, write "java -jar stilts.jar" instead of "stilts" - see Section 3. The available <stilts-flags> are listed in Section 2.1. For programmatic invocation, the Task class for this command is uk.ac.starlink.ttools.task.SqlUpdate.

Parameter values are assigned on the command line as explained in Section 2.3. They are as follows:

assign = <col>=<expr>       (Assignment[])
Assigns new values for a given column. The assignment is made in the form <colname>=<expr> where <colname> is the name of a column in the SQL table and <expr> is the text of an expression using STILTS's expression language, as described in Section 10. SQL table column names or $ID identifiers may be used as variables in the usual way.

This parameter may be supplied more than once to effect multiple assignments, or multiple assignments may be made by separating them with semicolons in the value of this parameter.

db = <jdbc-url>       (Connection)
URL which defines a connection to a database. This has the form jdbc:<subprotocol>:<subname> - the details are database- and driver-dependent. Consult Sun's JDBC documentation and that for the particular JDBC driver you are using for details. Note that the relevant driver class will need to be on your classpath and referenced in the jdbc.drivers system property as well for the connection to be made.
password = <value>       (String)
Password for logging in to SQL database.
progress = true|false       (Boolean)
If true, a spinner will be drawn on standard error which shows how many rows have been updated so far.

[Default: true]

select = <select-stmt>       (String)
Gives the full text (including "SELECT") of the SELECT statement to identify which rows undergo updates.
user = <value>       (String)
User name for logging in to SQL database. Defaults to the current username.

[Default: mbt]


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STILTS - Starlink Tables Infrastructure Library Tool Set
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STILTS web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/stilts/
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