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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Interstingly found that quotes are necessary around the password for OSQL if the password contains special characters.

Take the following password, spoon12free^$ and create a sql authenticated account with that password and then try to use osql with some simple query, without quotes you receive a login f

osql -S(local) -dmaster -Umy_user -Pspoon12free^$ -Q"select getdate()"

This results in a failure.

The following is successfull:

osql -S(local) -dmaster -Umy_user -P"spoon12free^$" -Q"select getdate()"

:)

something new every day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:46:13 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) |  | SQL Server#
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