CQL console

The Cassandra Query Language SHell (CQLSH) is a command line shell for interacting with your database through Cassandra Query Language (CQL). This tool provides a useful interface for accessing the database and issuing CQL commands.

Each DataStax Astra DB database includes an embedded CQL shell instance. In the Astra DB console, navigate to your database and click the CQL Console tab to open a CQLSH instance that is connected to your database. Issue CQL commands directly to your Astra DB database without navigating outside of your browser.

To see the CQL console in a full browser window, use this URL format:


For example, 2f0c6j8b-9790-4276-a16c-0cd7b055344a-us-east1.apps.astra.datastax.com/cqlsh

Once you open the CQL shell in Astra, you will automatically be signed in and connected to your database.


You can now run CQL commands in your embedded CQL shell.

Alternatively, you can connect to your Astra DB database using the standalone version of CQLSH.