Running queries#

You can run SQL queries against a Datasette instance like this:

dclient query https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures "select * from facetable limit 1"

Output:

[
  {
    "pk": 1,
    "created": "2019-01-14 08:00:00",
    "planet_int": 1,
    "on_earth": 1,
    "state": "CA",
    "_city_id": 1,
    "_neighborhood": "Mission",
    "tags": "[\"tag1\", \"tag2\"]",
    "complex_array": "[{\"foo\": \"bar\"}]",
    "distinct_some_null": "one",
    "n": "n1"
  }
]

dclient query –help#

Usage: dclient query [OPTIONS] URL_OR_ALIAS SQL

  Run a SQL query against a Datasette database URL

  Returns a JSON array of objects

Options:
  --token TEXT  API token
  --help        Show this message and exit.