Running SQLPLUS Script in CRONTAB

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Running SQLPLUS Script in CRONTAB

Can someone please help me here with this one.

This is my script:
# more
. /home/oracle/.profile
echo "Good morning, world."
export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.0.1
export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin
export ORACLE_SID=xxxx

/u01/app/oracle/product/9.0.1/bin/sqlplus -s xxxx/xxxx @/home/ivbbuild/rec.sql > /home/ivbbuild/rech.txt

However when I run it from crontab I dont get anything. What am I missing here.

My CRONATAB entry:
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/ivbbuild/ > /home/ivbbuild/tile.txt 2>&1

The tile.txt file is produced with just "Good morning, world.". The file with SQL output is not produced (/home/ivbbuild/rech.txt)

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Last edited by zaxxon; 06-15-2010 at 02:22 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
Hi Tosh,

Have you terminated the SQL statement inside '/home/ivbbuild/rec.sql' with semi colon?

Also exit is expected inside the SQL file when you do it in this fashion. Refer below example

$ cat
sqlplus -s username/passwd @1.sql > 1.txt
$ cat 1.sql
select * from dual;
$ sh
$ cat 1.txt



# 3  
Maybe something is missing in the environment? Missing another variable you need to export?
You could also try to add a 2>&1 in the end of the sqlplus line, just in case to catch everything.

Is the SQL statement running fine when being run on the command line? If yes, then maybe I'd go for a missing environment variable.
# 4  
Hi ranjithpr/Zaxxon,

Here is my .sql file:
$ more rec.sql
select sum (balancechange)
from thistory INNER JOIN account ON 
accounthistory.subscriberid = account.subscriberid 
where ((account.msisdn not like'200%') 
and (account.msisdn not like '100%')) 
and changedate between to_date(SYSDATE) and to_date(SYSDATE + 1)
and UPDATEMETHODID in ('334');

Also where do I add 2>&1 in the .sql file (before the semi colon or not)?

Thanks in advance guys.

# 5  
Zaxxon mean in 'sqlplus' line, not in sql file. You have to add it like

/u01/app/oracle/product/9.0.1/bin/sqlplus -s xxxx/xxxx @/home/ivbbuild/rec.sql  > /home/ivbbuild/rech.txt 2>&1

# 6  
Hi Ranjithpr,

Will the exit clause in the .sql file have a semi colon? Please advise.
# 7  
It is not required, but if you give it won't create any problem.

In command line, are you able to execute script '/home/ivbbuild/', Are you getting the expected result?

Above cron tab entry is under which user, is it under 'oracle' or 'root'?
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