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Welcome to the DataStax Astra Developer Hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with DataStax Astra as quickly as possible. Use the included APIs to create, modify, and terminate databases, and interact with the databases you create. Let's do it!

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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 databasedatabase - A group of distributed instances for storing data. Each paid Astra database has at least three instances. includes an embedded CQL shellCQL shell - The Cassandra Query Language shell (cqlsh) utility. instance. In the DataStax Astra 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 database without navigating outside of your browser.

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Tip

To see the CQL console in a full browser window, use this URL format: database_id-region.apps.astra.datastax.com/cqlsh.

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

Once you open the CQL shell in Astra, sign in with your database username and password.

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

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

Updated 25 days ago



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.

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