MSSQL Client for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by appleii.c, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. appleii.c macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2013
    Hello all, I've been asked to help out on a project that uses Microsoft SQL as the DB. Can someone recommend a good OSX client to connect to mssql? I will need to run basic queries, possibly create some Sprocs (which can be done in an editor), and have general access to the DB. I'm not a fan of Dual Booting, or Parallels simply to use Microsoft's SQL Manager. What have you guys used?
  2. CptSky macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    Navicat is offering products for most DB systems (including SQL Server).

    Personally, I use Navicat Premium Essentials which includes support for MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Oracle. Although I tend to use phpMyAdmin to with MySQL....

    Available on the AppStore.
  3. appleii.c thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2013
    Thanks for your reply. I'll take a look at Navicat more closely. It looks promising. I gave RazorSQL a try and it was pretty good, but the $99 price tag may be a bit steep if I can find an alternative.
  4. antonis macrumors 68000


    Jun 10, 2011
    There's also a free option. SqlDeveloper from oracle is free and can connect to mssql as well as other databases.
  5. Roquefort macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    U.S. west coast
    For Microsoft SQL Server, I've had the best luck with Oracle SQL Developer, which is free.

    For MySQL, I've used Sequel Pro, which is donationware.

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