Parallel processing of SQL through Shell

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Old 08-19-2013
Oracle Parallel processing of SQL through Shell

Hi Friends,

I am trying to write a shell which will invoke 3 CTAS (ORACLE create table XXX as select * from YYYY). The approximate time for one CTAS is around 25 mins. So i want to run the CTAS script parallely.

My pseudocode is as below.

Main script
   nohup sh & (oracle creds)
   nohup sh & (oracle creds)
   nohup sh & (oracle creds)

Upon successful completion of the CTAS Scripts return to the main script.
Again connect to oracle do some Oracle stuffs based on the 3 CTAS.


My concern is how can i know when the nohup scripts getting completed and it will return to the main script?

Any help in this regard is highly appreciated. Smilie

Last edited by Scott; 08-21-2013 at 07:24 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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Old 08-19-2013

the wait statement can be used for this. Call it after starting your background jobs without an argument to make your script wait until all of them are finished.
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Old 08-19-2013

Hi Thanks for providing an option i will give a try and update.

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Old 08-21-2013


Your provided solution worked like a charm. Thanks a lot. Smilie
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