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Old 10-13-2009
Second Column Read

I'm trying to run a sql query

VAR=`isql -S SERVER -U user -P password <<EOF
select col1 , col2 from table

How do i get only the first column of the results ?
# 2  
Old 10-13-2009
select col1 from table ...

# 3  
Old 10-13-2009
Naah I need both columns to be included in the select since i would be using the other column as well.
# 4  
Old 10-13-2009
Could you post an example of the VAR value?
It should be easier if you try to explain what exactly you're trying to achieve by accessing only the first column.
# 5  
Old 10-13-2009
var would contain something like


But when i write it to a file it gets format like below -


What I need is firstly the id then i require the second column values for further processing.
# 6  
Old 10-13-2009
May be something like this,
cut -d ' ' -f 1

# 7  
Old 10-13-2009
may be:

echo -e $VAR | cut -d ' ' -f 1

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