SQLTeX is a preprocessor to enable the use of SQL statements in LaTeX. It is a perl script that reads an input file containing the SQL commands, and writes a LaTeX file that can be processed with your LaTeX package.
The SQL commands will be replaced by their values. It's possible to select a single field for substitution substitution in your LaTeX document, or to be used as input in another SQL command.
When an SQL command returns multiple fields and or rows, the values can only be used for substitution in the document.
On a linux system, download the archive and unpack:
$ tar vxzf sqltex-2.1.tar.gz $ cd sqltex-2.1
Next, install SQLTeX with the following commands:
$ ./configure [options] $ make $ sudo make install
configure are optional. For an overview of available options type:
$ ./configure --help
Other operating systems
This distribution contains an .EXE file that was generated using
PAR::Packer with Strawberry Perl.
sqltex-2.1\src\SQLTeX_r.dat must be placed manually in the directory of your choice, all in the same direcrtory.
For other operating systems, there is no install script, you will have to install it manually.
On OpenVMS it would be something like:
$ COPY [.SQLTEX-2_1.SRC]SQLTEX.PL SYS$SYSTEM: $ COPY [.SQLTEX-2_1.SRC]SQLTEX.CFG SYS$SYSTEM: $ COPY [.SQLTEX-2_1.SRC]SQLTEX_R.DAT SYS$SYSTEM: $ SET FILE/PROTECTION=(W:R) SYS$SYSTEM:SQLTEX*.*
However, on OpenVMS you also need to define the command SQLTEX by setting a symbol, either in the LOGIN.COM for all users who need to execute this script, or in some group– or system wide login procedure, with the command:
$ SQLTEX :== "PERL SYS$SYSTEM:SQLTEX.PL"
Full documentation is in
On linux, this file will be placed in
make install. This location can be changed with the options in the
Note for MAC users
If DBI and the database driver are not yet installed, Xtools needs to be installed in advance, since gcc is not available in a standard install of Mac OS X.
- Ingo Reich for the comment on Mac OS
- Johan W. Klüwer for verifying the SyBase support
- Paolo Cavallini for adding PostgreSQL support
The SQLTeX project is available from GitHub.
For bugs, questions and comments, please use the issue tracker
This software is subject to the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License; see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/licenses.lppl.html
Copyright (c) 2001-2022 - Oscar van Eijk, Oveas Functionality Provider
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SQLTeX – An SQL Preprocessor for LaTeX
SQLTeX is a preprocessor that enables the use of SQL statements in LaTeX. The SQLTeX perl script reads an input file containing the LaTeX source with SQL commands, and writes a LaTeX file in which the SQL commands have been replaced by the values from their execution. It is possible to select a field for substitution in your LaTeX document, or to be used as input in another SQL command. (When an SQL command returns multiple fields and/or rows, the values can only be used within the document.)
The default is to use MySQL databases, but Pg, Sybase, Oracle, Ingres, mSQL and PostgreSQL are also supported.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2001–2022 Oscar van Eijk|
|Maintainer||Oscar van Eijk|