Connect to This SQL Server Database on Linux

15 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

You are working as a System Administrator and have been tasked with querying a running MSSQL instance. You are to query the database for the name of the user with an *ID* of **3**, and the *ID* of the user with the name **David**.

The password for the `SA` database user is the same as the `cloud_user` password, with **+2020** appended. For your convience, this password has been saved in `/home/cloud_user/database_passwd.txt`

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Connect to the Database

Connect to the demo database, as the SA user, on the SQL server running on localhost:

/opt/mssql-tools/bin/sqlcmd -S localhost -U SA -d demo
Print the Name of the User with an ID of 3
select name from users where ID = 3;
Print the ID of the User Named David

The data types text and varchar are incompatible with the equal to operator:


select ID from users where name LIKE 'David';

Additional Resources

You will need to complete the following tasks to accomplish this:

  1. Connect to the database.
  2. Print the name of the user with an ID of 3.
  3. Print the ID of the user named David.

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