mssql-cli, an open source and cross-platform CLI for SQL Server

This week’s episode of Data Exposed welcomes Abhi Abhishek to the show! Abhi is a Software Engineer in the SQL Server engineering group focusing on SQL Tools. Today he is in the studio to talk about mssql-cli, a new open source and cross-platform command line tool for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

In this session, Abhi talks about the history of mssql-cli by forking pgcli, along with mssql-cli features including:

Syntax Highlighting
Output formatting w/ horizontal paging
Multi-line mode
Join suggestions
Special Commands
History management

To learn more or install mssql-cli, visit our Github at

For any feature requests or issues, please report on our Github Issues page

You can follow us on Twitter @sqldatatools

Create a Free Account (Azure):

Comments are closed.