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Old 09-16-2009
run shell script connecting to oracle from crontab

Hi, I have problems with running shell script connecting to Oracle from the crontab. Here is the script:
if [ "$#" -eq 0 ]
  echo "Source path is not specified"
/opt/oracle/10g/bin/sqlplus user/pass@testdb << EOF
truncate table table1;
cat $1/EVENT*| grep "Event:"|\
 /opt/oracle/10g/bin/sqlldr user/pass@testdb control=control_file.ctl data=\"-\" bad=bad_rec.bad log=log_file.log discard=discrd_file.discard

When I run the script manually, it works..!? But when I put it in the cron it does not work?? Any ideas please, where the problem can be?


Last edited by Franklin52; 09-16-2009 at 06:21 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 09-16-2009
Just a few questions...

0. environment stuff (i.e. env)
1. what does the working command look like?
2. what error do you get?
3. what does crontab entry look like?
4. same uid for cron entry as command line test?
# 3  
Old 09-16-2009
HI, thanks....let's start step by step:

1.I'm not sure what I should provide here
2.I don't get any error, it just sleep...I add a simple command at the beginning - ls /home > list.txt and it works, but when it reach line
ORACLE_HOME=/opt/oracle/10g/ it goes to bed
3.crontab - 30 10 * * * /home/ /home/dir


Last edited by vgersh99; 09-16-2009 at 01:33 PM.. Reason: code tags, PLEASE!
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Old 09-16-2009
Possibly the program is dropping EVENT* in the current working directory of the cron rather than the directory pointed to by parameter $1 :

cd $1
/opt/oracle/10g/bin/sqlplus user/pass@testdb << EOF

Also, do you need to set ORACLE_SID ?

Are there any errors in the unix mail file for the cron account?

Last edited by methyl; 09-16-2009 at 01:35 PM.. Reason: env
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Old 09-16-2009
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# 6  
Old 09-17-2009
Hi, I found the following erros in the mail:
SQL*Loader-500: Unable to open file (control_file.ctl)
SQL*Loader-553: file not found
SQL*Loader-509: System error: No such file or directory
It seems something wrong with the control file

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Old 09-17-2009
I found that it's a good practise to provide the full paths if working in cron
You can use variables in your script which contain the paths but, you should provide them
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