SQL-Parser for multiple SQL commands

asked 2022-12-23T12:56:56.197+00:00
Jan Weerts 21 Reputation points

i need a SQL-Parser that can split a SQL String into its components.

In the example, the SQL-Parser should detect that there a 2 separate SQL commands.

Does anyone know a SQL-Parser that can do that.

The SQL parser should be in C#, .NET or a MS SQL Server function.


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  1. answered 2022-12-24T14:16:40.27+00:00
    Dan Guzman 6,926 Reputation points

    I've found the Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql.ScriptDom parser @PatriceSc mentioned to be very useful for T-SQL code analysis. Below is an sample .NET 6 console application that uses a visitor to find T-SQL statements in the script. This references the latest NuGet package.

    using Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql.ScriptDom;  
    SELECT * FROM angebot  
    UPDATE angebot SET kunde = 13 WHERE kunde = 10033  
    public class SqlParser : TSqlFragmentVisitor  
        public override void Visit(TSqlStatement fragment)  
            Console.WriteLine($"Found statement {fragment.GetType().Name} at line {fragment.StartLine}, column {fragment.StartColumn}, length {fragment.FragmentLength}");  
        public static void Parse(string sqlScript)  
            var parser = new TSql160Parser(true);  
            IList<ParseError> parseErrors = new List<ParseError>();  
            var stringReader = new StringReader(sqlScript);  
            var fragment = parser.Parse(stringReader, out parseErrors);  
            if (parseErrors.Count > 0) {  
                throw new InvalidDataException($"{parseErrors.Count} parsing error(s)");  
            var visitor = new SqlParser();  


    Found statement SelectStatement at line 2, column 1, length 21  
    Found statement UpdateStatement at line 3, column 1, length 49  
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  1. answered 2022-12-23T13:50:26.727+00:00
    PatriceSc 161 Reputation points


    Unclear which kind of accuracy you need. At worst seems you have parsers available at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/microsoft.sqlserver.transactsql.scriptdom.tsqlparser?source=recommendations&view=sql-dacfx-160 likely as part of https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.SqlServer.DacFx (never used them).

    Or maybe something simpler depending on what you are trying to do exactly and which constraints you can accept (ie just checking for few keywords that are starting a statement ?)

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