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You can call the Database Manager CLI from the CCMS of the SAP system to perform certain database administration tasks.


The Database Manager CLI should only be used by experts. To find out about the functions of the Database Manager CLI, read the Database Manager CLI documentation.


In the Tools menu, choose the Database Manager CLI tool.

  1. In the DBM command area, enter the required DBM command. The DBM options for calling the Database Manager CLI are not available here. The name of the database, the database host, and the user are implicitly transferred.

  2. Choose   Command   Execute  .

The Database Manager CLI program offers various operating modes. If you do not perform any other actions, you are working in session mode. The use of a session is mandatory in certain cases, if a successive command is to be made in a certain status that can only be created by a preceding command in the same session (for example, transactions).

To activate or deactivate session mode, choose Deactivate the DBM Session Mode or Activate the DBM Session Mode.


The command mode is only recommended for long-running commands. The system executes the required DBM command.

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Database Manager CLI, DBM Commands, DBM Options