Using Powershell to make MS SQL query

Making SQL query is pretty simple, hope the following give you a quickest way to get sql data without using SQL Management Tool. (Note: Windows 7 does come with Powershell 2.0, Hurray!)


$sql = New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection
$sql.ConnectionString = "Server=localhostsqlexpress;Integrated Security=true;"
$sql.Open()
$cmd = $sql.CreateCommand()
#Here is where you insert your own sql query
$cmd.CommandText = "exec sp_databases"
$cmd.ExecuteScalar()

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