Inserting and querying
cqlsh is a command-line shell for interacting with Cassandra using
CQL. It is shipped with every Cassandra package, and can be found in the
bin directory alongside the
cassandra executable. It connects to the
single node specified on the command line. For example:
$ bin/cqlsh localhost
Connected to Test Cluster at localhost:9042. [cqlsh 5.0.1 | Cassandra 3.8 | CQL spec 3.4.2 | Native protocol v4] Use HELP for help. cqlsh> SELECT cluster_name, listen_address FROM system.local; cluster_name | listen_address --------------+---------------- Test Cluster | 127.0.0.1 (1 rows) cqlsh>
If the command is used without specifying a node,
localhost is the default. See the
cqlsh section for full documentation.
A lot of client drivers are provided by the Community and a list of known drivers is provided. You should refer to the documentation of each driver for more information.