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# 1  
Condition checking issue while if

hi,

i am using a simple condition
Code:
end_ct=`sqlplus -s $ORACLE_USER/$ORACLE_PASS@$ORACLE_SID   << EOF
                select description from bravo_statistics
                where trunc(time_stamp)=trunc(sysdate)-1
                and description='END CAT';
EOF`
echo $end_ct;

echo $emtr_cnt;
if [$end_ct=="END CAT"]; then
echo "end_cat"
else
echo "value not found"
fi

then i am getting following error message :
bravo_main_refresh.sh: test: ] missing

i exactly don't know what is missing here. please present you views on this.
# 2  
Spaces are important in this syntax. Please change the if condition as below.

Code:
if [ $end_ct = "END CAT" ];

# 3  
after changing the condition to
Code:
if [ $end_ct = "END CAT" ]; then

it is now throwing below error:
bravo_main_refresh.sh: test: unknown operator ----------
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovelysethii
after changing the condition to
Code:
if [ $end_ct = "END CAT" ]; then

it is now throwing below error:
bravo_main_refresh.sh: test: unknown operator ----------
Since the expansion of $end_ct also contains whitespace characters, you need to quote it. Try:
Code:
if [ "$end_ct" = "END CAT" ]; then

# 5  
thanks, now atleast i am not getting white space error, but it is not actually meeting the given value.

Code:
if [ "$end_ct" = "END CAT" ]; then
echo $end_ct
else
echo "value not found"
fi


i have echo'ed the value from the select statement and it is "END CAT" only but while checking condition it is falling to the else condition rather . please suggest.

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Please use CODE tags when showing sample code, input, and output.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 07-19-2013 at 05:16 AM.. Reason: CODE tags
# 6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovelysethii
thanks, now atleast i am not getting white space error, but it is not actually meeting the given value.

Code:
if [ "$end_ct" = "END CAT" ]; then
echo $end_ct
else
echo "value not found"
fi


i have echo'ed the value from the select statement and it is "END CAT" only but while checking condition it is falling to the else condition rather . please suggest.

Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment Please use CODE tags when showing sample code, input, and output.
Please show us the exact output you get from:
Code:
set -xv
if [ "$end_ct" = "END CAT" ]; then
echo "X${end_ct}X"
else
echo "value not found"
fi
set +xv

# 7  
well my first condition is working now, but i have to add 1 more condition into this if statement.

Code:
if [ "$end_ct" -eq "END CAT" ] && [ "$emtr_cnt" = 1 ]; then
  echo $end_ct
else
  echo "value not found"
fi


but same thing i can see here, again it is going to else condition.

Last edited by Scott; 07-19-2013 at 07:04 AM.. Reason: Code tags, PLEASE!
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