AcuXDBC includes a command-line SQL query tool called xdbcquery. You use xdbcquery from an operating system command prompt to connect to your system catalog and execute SQL commands on your database directly, as opposed to connecting to the catalog from a third-party query tool such as Microsoft Query. The xdbcquery tool is also useful for conducting the following database tasks:

To use the query tool, you first start the tool and then specify a command that connects you to your system catalog. You can perform these steps manually from the command prompt, or you can run a batch or shell script file that includes the xdbcquery start and connect command syntax and parameters.