Accessing data using CQL

Common ways to access data using CQL are:

  • CQL shell (cqlsh): a Python-based command line shell to access the database and issue CQL (Cassandra Query Language) commands.

  • DataStax drivers: the primary resource for application developers to connect to database clusters.

  • DataStax Studio: an interactive developer’s tool with self-documenting notebooks.

Starting the standalone cqlsh tool

Steps to launch the standalone cqlsh tool to remotely access a DataStax database.

Starting cqlsh

Launch the cqlsh utility with the default settings.

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