Installing ybtools on Windows

Make sure that Java 1.8 64-bit is installed on your client system. See Installing the Java Runtime Environment.

Follow these steps to install the client tools on a Windows client system:

  1. Download the Windows package from the SMC. Go to Configure > Drivers and Tools > Client Tools.
  2. If necessary, copy the downloaded package to the client system.
  3. As an Administrator user, double-click the downloaded file to start the installer (for example, ybtools-4.0.0.1000.windows.x86_64.exe).
    The Client Tools Setup Wizard starts up.
  4. Click through the Setup Wizard and respond to all of the prompts. Note the following options:
    You can select the tools to install:

    You can choose an installation directory:

    The default installation location is as follows:
    C:\Program Files\Yellowbrick Data\Client Tools
  5. Optionally, set the Path variable to point to the installation directory.
    1. Right-click the Start menu.
    2. Select System > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables...
    3. Edit the Path variable and add the client tools location to the beginning of the string. In this example, the default location is added.


Run a simple ybsql command and check for the following WARNING message:
WARNING: Console code page (437) differs from Windows code page (1252)
         8-bit characters might not work correctly....
To change the console code page:
  1. Each time you open a new command line console, set the code page by entering (for example):
    chcp 1252
    at the command prompt, where 1252 is the Windows Latin 1 (ANSI) code page. Set the code page for your environment, as indicated by the warning message. If you are using Cygwin, you can put this chcp command in /etc/profile.
  2. Set the console font to Lucida Console; the raster font does not work with the ANSI code page.