Show TOC

Syntax NotationLocate this document in the navigation structure


The syntax notation used in the documentation is derived from the Backus Naur Form (BNF). The following conventions apply.

Syntax Element



Keywords are shown in uppercase letters for the sake of emphasis. If there is no specific reference to case-sensitivity in the documentation, you can write keywords in either upper- or lowercase letters.


Placeholder for syntax elements, such as variables.

When you enter the variable, do not enter the angle brackets.


Optional syntax element

When you enter the syntax element, do not enter the square brackets.

syntax_element1 | syntax_element2

Alternative syntax elements (OR)

syntax_element, ...

Syntax element can be repeated as often as required.



dbmcli db_enum

Commands and SQL statements that users should enter are formatted in a bold monospace font.


DEMODB C:\Program Files\sdb\Installation_1 fast running

System replies and output from database tools and other programs are formatted in a monospace font.

The db_enum command lists all databases.

The documentation uses the DEMODB demo database.

Syntax elements and examples in continuous text are formatted in a monospace font.


sqlcli -d <database_name> -u <database_user>,<database_user_password> <sql_statement>

To illustrate commands and actions, the documentation uses the DEMODB demo database with the HOTEL schema sample data:

sqlcli -d demodb -u mona,red SELECT * FROM


| ----- | -------------------- | ----- |

| 10019 | New York | NY |

| 10580 | New York | NY |

| 11788 | Long Island | NY |

| 12203 | Albany | NY |

| 20005 | Washington | DC |

| 20019 | Washington | DC |

More Information