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Old 06-03-2004
PHP return variable from PL/SQL procedure to shell

i'm calling a pl/sql procedure which is returning one variable.
i'm trying to assing this value to variable in shell script

the code i wrote is

** in shell script**
var= 'sqlplus user/pass @ret.sql'
echo $var



variable dum_var number
exec rt_test(SmilieUM_VAR);

in ret.sql

the error i'm getting is
sqlplus user/pass @ret.sql: not found.

Can somebody suggest me how to receive variable from plsql in shell.


Last edited by ap_gore79; 06-03-2004 at 06:52 PM..
# 2  
Old 06-03-2004
change var= 'sqlplus flex1/flex01 @ret.sql'

var= `sqlplus flex1/flex01 @ret.sql`

notice I substituted the single quotes with backticks (located above the tab key on a PC keyboard).
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Old 06-03-2004
Here is a thread that describes another method --> Click Here

Also, search the boards...this question has been asked and answered a few times.
# 4  
Old 06-03-2004

It worked fine but still its giving error

SQL*Plus:: not found.

Do i need to export any variable such as ORACLE_HOME
# 5  
Old 06-03-2004

thanks it workd fine...

thanks for prompt reply....
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