Operating Mode

When you call a command line program, you choose an operating mode. You can call the following command line programs in various operating modes:

?     Database Manager CLI

?     SQLCLI

The Loader also has several operating modes. However, they are different than the operating modes described below.

Operating Modes

Name

Description

Command Mode

Together with the program call, you enter any options and then exactly one command.

The system executes this command and then ends the program.

Session Mode

First you just call the program.

You can now enter and execute commands in succession without the program being ended.

To exit session mode, you end the program.

Script Mode

You enter the name of a script file that contains the commands to be executed when you call the program.

The program executes the script in the background.

See also:

Database Manager CLI, Calling the Database Manager CLI

Database Administration Tutorial, Operating Modes in the Database Manager CLI

SQLCLI, Executing Commands

Loader, Calling the Loader