Passing string from SQL to a BASH script

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Old 12-04-2013
Passing string from SQL to a BASH script

OS Solaris 10,
DB oracle 10g

We currently have a BASH script that runs and moves image files from a remote server to the local db server. A snippet of the code shows that we are picking up all Images that are 'mtime -1'

some code...
for file in `ssh user@ 'find /u01/bea/madeup/Images -name "*.jpeg" -mtime -1'`
scp user@${file} /oraworking/madeup/images/orig/
...more code

It's simple and it works.

Now, due to development requirements we need a way of picking up those images from different directories within the base directory of /u01/bea/madeup/Images. The plan is to have an 'index' table that will hold the location (path and filename) of the image file and it is this that I would like to read from the table and somehow use in place of the hard coded file path above.
Can I Just do something like this example: (This may work with some tweaking, but it gives you an idea of what i am trying to achieve).

for file in `ssh user@ 'find /oracle/product/db/10gR2/bin/sqlplus -s /nolog  <<EOF  #Find is just going to try and find something in '/oracle/product/db/10gR2/bin/sqlplus' so this is wrong!

conn / as sysdba

set heading off
set feedback off
set pagesize 0
set linesize 30000
set trimout on
SELECT f.file_path||'/'||f.file_name
FROM fileupload f
INNER JOIN imagelog i
ON = i.fileupload_id;'


if [ -f ${file} ]
        echo "Skipping $file file..."

scp user@${file} /oraworking/madeup/images/orig/

...more code

Thanks in Advance,


Last edited by JonP; 12-04-2013 at 08:05 AM..
# 2  
Old 12-04-2013

u can first try running the sql and spool required fields or coulmn/s to afile and then pass the list to find command

for i in `cat list` do ssh user@  "find path -name "$i" >> file

then u can use the list in the file named file to scp or sftp

Last edited by zozoo; 12-04-2013 at 08:49 AM..
# 3  
Old 12-05-2013
Crude method

Thanks for the advice zozoo. I tried to write the output to a file but had issues with the text wrapping or putting the pathname and the filename on different lines likely due to something I was or was not doing. Anyway I went back to my code and tweaked it to the following:
for file in `ssh user@ find

${ORACLE_HOME}/bin/sqlplus -s /nolog  <<EOF

conn user/user

SELECT f.file_path||'/'||f.file_name
FROM fileupload_index@tardev1 f
INNER JOIN imagelog@tardev1 i
ON = i.fileupload_id
WHERE f.file_name IS NOT NULL;

-type f`

scp user@${file} /oraworking/madeup/images/orig/

Despite the Crudity, this seems to do what I want it to do. Full test coming up...

Thanks again
# 4  
Old 12-11-2013
Very Helpful!

OK so that worked and then didn't, and then did and then didn't!
So I am using zozoo's method which works a treat (thank you!).

some code...

IMG_OUT=`${ORACLE_HOME}/bin/sqlplus -s /nolog  <<EOF

conn user/password

set feed off
set head off
set pages 0

echo "${IMG_OUT}" >> list

for i in `cat list`
do scp  csuser@${i} /oraworking/madeup/images/orig/

...more code

Thanks again for your help zozoo!

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