Command File Mode

In command file mode, a command file written by the user is processed sequentially. The command file can contain any sequence of Loader commands and SQL statements.


You can start Loader CLI in command file mode. To do so, enter the following command:

loadercli –b <command_file>

If, for example, you want to transfer the connection information at the same time as the Loader CLI is called, use the corresponding options.

loadercli –b <command_file>


After option –b enter the name of the command file and (optionally) the requested options for establishing the connection, for input and output control and for version queries.



Command file

See also: Command File


-d <database_name>

Name of database instance

-u <database_user>[,<password>]

Name and password of the database user

-n <database_computer>[:<port>]

Name of the database computer

Default value: local computer

-s <schema_name>

Name of the database schema

Default value: schema of the current database user

-e <encryption>

Encryption method

Possible values: SSL (currently, only SSL/TLS encryption is supported in SAP systems)

See also: Options for Establishing a Connection


-o[w|a] <file_name>

Name of the output file

-cs <separator>

Specifies a command separator

-ps <number><string>

Specifies a substitution parameter

-E <number>

Maximum permitted number of errors

See also: Options for Input and Output



Version of the Loader server


Version of the Loader CLI

-R <dependent_path>

Directory that contains the programs that depend on the version of the database software

See also: Options for Determining Version Information


loadercli -b command.dat -d demodb -u mona,red –E 20

The Loader establishes a connection to the database instance DEMOB for the user MONA. The Loader processes the commands and statements contained in the command file command.dat.

If errors occur (return code <> 0) in doing this, the processing of the command file is terminated as soon as 20 error messages have appeared.

For more examples, see the Loader-Tutorial, Command File Mode.


The Loader reads the commands and SQL statements from the specified <command_file> and transfers it to the Loader server.

A command file can also be generated by generating the design data in transport mode.

See also:

Call Options of the Loader CLI

Log File