Command Line Interface
Integrate SnowConvert for SQL Server into your CI/CD process with the CLI version of the tool.

Quick start

To execute a conversion with the SnowConvert for SQL Server CLI you have to have an active license. Currently, the licenses for the CLI are different than the UI, but if you already have a license for the UI you should be able to reuse the same license key. In the section below we show how to install a license key.
There are several Command Line Arguments documented below, but the main ones are -i for the input folder and -o for the output folder.

Install a license

To install a license key just execute SnowConvert CLI program with the -l argument and the license key.
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$: snowct-sqlserver -l P-ABCD-12345-EFGHI
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Check license status

To install a license key just execute SnowConvert CLI program with just the -l and no other arguments.
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$: snowct-sqlserver -l
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Migrate a folder

To migrate a folder just execute SnowConvert CLI program with the -i <INPUT FOLDER> and -o <OUTPUT FOLDER> arguments.
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$: snowct-sqlserver -i ~/Documents/Workspace/Code -o ~/Documents/Workspace/Output
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CLI Arguments

Basic Conversion

-i, --input <PATH> (Required)

The path to the folder or file containing the input source code.

-o, --output <PATH> (Required)

The path to the output folder where the converted code and reports will be stored.

-a, --assessmentmode

Flag to indicate whether or not to generate only Assessments files. By default, it's set to FALSE.

-e, --encoding <CODE PAGE>

The encoding code page number used for parsing the source files. We only accept encodings supported by .NET Core. Here are the ones supported at the moment:
Code Page
Name
Display Name
1200
utf-16
Unicode
1201
unicodeFFFE
Unicode (Big endian)
12000
utf-32
Unicode (UTF-32)
12001
utf-32BE
Unicode (UTF-32 Big endian)
20127
us-ascii
US-ASCII
28591
iso-8859-1
Western European (ISO)
65000
utf-7
Unicode (UTF-7). Not available in .NET 5
65001
utf-8
Unicode (UTF-8). Default encoding

-m, --comments

Flag to indicate if user wants to comment nodes that have missing dependencies.

Object Name Customization

-s, --customschema <SCHEMA_NAME>

String value specifying the custom schema name to apply. If not specified, either PUBLIC or the original database name will be used. Example: DB1.MyCustomSchema.Table1.
If you provide this parameter with a schema name NONE --customschema none, the converted code will keep the original schema defined in the source code.

-d, --database <DB_NAME>

String value specifying the custom database name to apply. Example: MyCustomDB.PUBLIC.Table1.

License and Help

-l, --license [<LICENSE_KEY>]

Shows the license information. If it's followed by a license key, it will attempt to download and install such a license. For example:
    Showing license status snowct-sqlserver -l
    Installing a license snowct-sqlserver -l 12345-ASDFG-67890

--terms

Show license terms information.

--help

Display the help information.
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