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Using osql with blank sa password

Posted on 2002-06-24
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I'm trying to execute a query using osql, however the password for sa is blank and this seems to be causing a problem with osql.  Any suggestions?  Changing the sa password beforehand is not an option.
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by:UsfJam
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I determined that the problem was caused by the fact that a servername had not been provided in the osql statement.  So when i specified the servername the statement executed ok.  so it looked like this:
osql -SMyServer -Usa -P -dDatabase -q("exit(My sql statement)"
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by:Chicko
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have you tried
osql -SMyServer -Usa -P'' -dDatabase -q("exit(My sql statement)"

or try ""
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by:Chicko
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that looks a big wrong:

I mean ' ' without the space or " " without the space
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actually, my second posting is an answer to my own question.  The statement
osql -SMyServer -Usa -P -dDatabase -q("exit(My sql statement)"
Produces the desired results.
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by:Chicko
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it looks like i need to give myself a wedge!!!! Its good to hear you've got the problem sorted, even if it took me a while, i was not at my best that night.
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by:Chicko
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hahahh, go on dude, give me the points!! lol. I'll remember the favour.
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