A Gentle Introduction to

SQL

Running SQL Server

Name of the server sqlservr.exe
Name of the client isql.exe or isqlw.exe or "SQL Server Enterprise Manager.MSC" to be found in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn"

There is also a client in \Win\System32\ but I cannot find it now, someone please help me.
Typical command line to start the client isql -U scott -P tiger -d gisq
gisq
name of the database
scott
user name
tiger
password
Useful commands
use databaseX
go
sp_help tableX;
go
Beware!

You must type go after every command

If you are using windows you might as well use isqlw.exe

If ou are familiar with Microsoft Access it is easy to link to SQL Server tables and work from Access.