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# 1  
Old 12-21-2011
How to run a SQL select query in Oracle database through shell script?

I need to run a SQL select query in Oracle database and have to capture the list of retrieved records in shell script. Also i would like to modify the query for certain condition and need to fetch it again. How can i do this?

Is there a way to have a persistent connection to oracle database using shell script?
# 2  
Old 12-21-2011
What you have tried so far and what is your certain condition to fetch it again ..
# 3  
Old 12-21-2011
I have connected to database and created a temp table with some data. Now i need to run a select query from the temp table to get first 100 records, then i will run it to get the next 100 and so on until i get the entire records write them in a file.
# 4  
Old 12-21-2011
Try with this ..
printf "Enter start range : " ; read a
printf "Enter end range : " ; read b
sqlplus -s $dbconnect <<-!
whenever sqlerror exit 1
select * from temp_table where rownum >= $a and rownum <= $b;
exit 0

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# 5  
Old 12-21-2011
You can have a persistent connection if your shell implements coprocesses (ksh93, zsh and bash 4 support coprocesses).

If you need something like this though, most probably the shell is not the right choice (use PL/SQL, Perl or some other high level programming language).

Why do you want to fetch n records at a time? I'm just curious ...
# 6  
Old 12-21-2011
Thanks for the clarifications. I want to have those records in hand to generate a XML. Please let me know if i can have those records and write into file using shell script. Help me with a sample code.
# 7  
Old 12-21-2011
Depending on your Oracle version and installed components,
you could generate XML directly in the database.
Check this.
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