Client Interfaces

MonetDB can be accessed in several ways: using its command line client mclient, using a variety of more user-friendly third-party GUI applications and more in general from any application that supports one of several database connectivity API's such as ODBC, JDBC, pymonetdb, etc.

The specialized command line utility msqldump can be used to dump the contents of a MonetDB database to a file which can later be used to restore it or initialize a new instance.

Some of the tools and libraries, in particular mclient, msqldump and the Java- and Python connectors, allow to bundle all connection parameters into a URL. For example, monetdb://localhost:50000/demo?user=monetdb&password=monetdb. For more details, see MonetDB URLs.