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This page is part of the [[Getting Started]] Section.
BaseX offers a It introduces you to the standalone console command-line mode from which all [[Commands|database commands]] can be executed.The article on the [[Database Server]] provides numerous examples for running commands in the console mode(note that the GUI does ''not'' interact with the client/server architecture)of BaseX.
First of all, please launch a '''standalone''' version of BaseX: double click on the '''BaseX''' icon, or run the <code>basex</code> script. [[Startup#Standalone|Follow this link]] for more information (or check out the additional [[Command-Line Options#Standalone|The command-line options]]).client can be started as follows:
=Create a Database=* Run one of the {{Code|basex}} or {{Code|basex.bat}} scripts.* If you have installed BaseX on ''Windows'', click on the '''BaseX Standalone''' icon.
Various [[Command-Line_Options#Standalone|command-line options]] are available to simplify batch processing. The [[Start_Scripts|start script]] can be adjusted for individual purposes (e.g. if the default memory limit is too restrictive). Please note that the standalone client must not be used if you perform parallel (concurrent) read and write operations on your databases. See [[Startup#Concurrent Operations|Concurrent Operations]] for more details. =Operations= ==Create a Database== * To create a database you need an XML document, e.g. [http factbook.xml].
* Save this document to your working directory.
* Type in the following command to create and open the database:
Depending on your [[Configuration]], the location of your home folder varies. For example, on a Mac it's <code>/Users/John</code>, if your name is John.
==Execute a Query==
The [[Commands#XQUERY|XQUERY]] command lets you run a query.
* For example, this the following query returns all country nodes in the currently opened factbook database.
> [[Commands#XQUERY|XQUERY]] //country
==Database Commands==
* The following command lists all databases than can be opened by the currently logged in user:
==Multiple Resources==
One database can contain not only a single, but millions of documents. All documents can have a different structure.
> [[Commands#CREATE DB|CREATE DB]] store</code><br/><code>> [[Commands#ADD|ADD]] factbook.xml</code><br/><code>
> [[Commands#ADD|ADD]]
* Deleting a document from a database is easy, but make sure that the database, which contains the addressed document, is currently opened:
> [[Commands#DELETE|DELETE]] factbook.xml
Make sure that the database, which contains the addressed document, is currently opened. ==Backup and Restore==
* To backup your database, type:
The backup file is stored in the database directory.
The It contains the name of the database and a timestamp: <code>[db-name]-[timestamp].zip</code>.If a database is to be restored, and if several backups exist, the backup with the newest timestamp is taken.
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