[SOLVED] Error exporting schema using CLI tools

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Current behavior

I am attempting to export the schema from the DB using the CLI on OS X and am receiving the error below which makes me wonder if these tools work on OS X since obviously these dlls will not be anywhere on my Mac.

Command ➜ sq schemas get schema > schema.json

ERROR: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Diagnostics.Tools, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’. The system cannot find the file specified.

Expected behavior

I’d expect the schema to be exported.

Minimal reproduction of the problem

On OS X, install the CLI tools.

Connect to a cloud instance using instructions on the connect tab.

Use CLI to use that app.

Attempt to export schema as json and notice error.


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Honestly I do not have a Mac. Which version do you use? The self contained version?


Downloaded the OSX version.

osx-64.zip or dotnet.zip?

osx-64.zip. Sorry for the confusion.

Can you try this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8h3qkgmd3xni76/sq?dl=1 ?

With that I successfully exported the schema.


Great, then I will change the build process tomorrow.

Hi, I have updated the build process, can you check the newest binaries?

Just to close the loop here, this is working.


Install Squidex CLI on OSX Mac

  1. $ brew cask install dotnet-sdk
  2. $ dotnet tool install
  3. $ dotnet tool install --global Squidex.CLI --version 4.3.0

Using Cli: https://docs.squidex.io/02-documentation/developer-guides/automation-tools

  1. $ sq config add [APPNAME] [CLIENT_ID] [CLIENT_SECRET]
  2. $ sq config list
  3. $ sq config use [APPNAME]
  4. $ sq schemas list
  5. $ sq schemas get [SCHEMA1] > [SCHEMA1].json

If something does not work, you can always remove the app and re-add again.
$ sq config remove [APPNAME]

This just works fine