Create Go apps using SQL Server on Ubuntu
In this section, you will get SQL Server 2017 on your Ubuntu machine and then you will install the necessary dependencies to run GoLang.
Step 1.1 Install SQL Server
Note: To ensure optimal performance of SQL Server, your machine should have at least 4 GB of memory. If you need to get Ubuntu, check out the Ubuntu Downloads website.
Register the Microsoft Linux repositories and add their keys
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add - curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/16.04/mssql-server.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mssql-server.list
Install SQL Server
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mssql-server
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: mssql-server ... Unpacking mssql-server ... Setting up mssql-server ...
Setup your SQL Server
sudo /opt/mssql/bin/mssql-conf setup
Microsoft(R) SQL Server(R) Setup To abort setup at anytime, press Ctrl-C. The license terms for this product can be downloaded from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746388 and found in /usr/share/doc/mssql-server/LICENSE.TXT. Do you accept the license terms? If so, please type YES: Please enter a password for the system administrator (SA) account: Please confirm the password for the system administrator (SA) account:
You now have SQL Server running locally on your Ubuntu machine! Check out the next section to continue installing prerequisites.
Step 1.2 Install GoLang
If you already have Go installed on your machine, skip this step. To install GoLang, follow these commands:
Run the following commands:
curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.8.linux-amd64.tar.gz tar xvf go1.8.linux-amd64.tar.gz sudo chown -R root:root ./go sudo mv go /usr/local
Using your favorite text editor, add these two lines to the ~/.profile file.
export GOPATH=$HOME/work export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin
Step 1.3 Install the ODBC Driver and SQL Command Line Utility for SQL Server
SQLCMD is a command line tool that enables you to connect to SQL Server and run queries.
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/16.04/prod.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mssql-tools.list sudo apt-get update sudo ACCEPT_EULA=Y apt-get install mssql-tools sudo apt-get install unixodbc-dev echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/opt/mssql-tools/bin"' >> ~/.bash_profile echo 'export PATH="$PATH:/opt/mssql-tools/bin"' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
After installing SQLCMD, you can connect to SQL Server using the following command:
sqlcmd -S localhost -U sa -P yourpassword 1> # You're connected! Type your T-SQL statements here. Use the keyword 'GO' to execute each batch of statements.
This how to run a basic inline query. The results will be printed to the STDOUT.
sqlcmd -S localhost -U sa -P yourpassword -Q "SELECT @@VERSION"
-------------------------------------------------------- Microsoft SQL Server vNext (CTP2.0) - 14.0.500.272 (X64) Apr 13 2017 11:44:40 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) 1 rows(s) returned Executed in 1 ns
You have successfully installed SQL Server Command Line Utilities on your Ubuntu machine!
You have successfully installed and setup GoLang and mssql-tools on your Ubuntu computer. You now have everything you need to start writing your Go apps with SQL Server!