Using Cursor in Unix - How to do it (Need Help)

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Old 08-11-2011
Using Cursor in Unix - How to do it (Need Help)


I have a table in which i have the following data

1546148 1378788 PDF Sample -1.pdf
1546148 1378789 PDF Sample -2.pdf
1546149 1378790 PDF Sample -3.pdf

Now I would like use a cursor like thing in unix to download the files using the file ids and send them to printer

//downloads the file from into PDF format
FNDGFU $apps_user/$apps_pwd 0 Y DOWNLOAD=$FILE_ID $FILENAME 
//Sending the File to printer

How can I use a cursor like condition to loop the data??


Last edited by radoulov; 08-11-2011 at 05:17 PM.. Reason: Code tags.
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Old 08-26-2011
You can read a stream of data line by line

while read jobline; do
   # interesting stuff goes here, parsing the line... do you know how to do that?
done <table-source

You could also read the whole stream of data into a variable... and process on that... IF the amount of data isn't extremely large.
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