SQL output to UNIX variable

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Old 02-13-2014
SQL output to UNIX variable

I have a sql statement , i need to assign to a variable in Unix

sel count(*) AS num_files from TABLE_A;

i need to use "num_files" in unix statements. let me know how to assign unix variable to above num_files

Last edited by Scott; 02-13-2014 at 10:50 AM.. Reason: Code tags, please
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Old 02-13-2014
What database do you use?

For MySQL, you would do something like:

VAR=$(mysql -udatabasename username <<"EOF"
sel count(*) AS num_files from TABLE_A;

Also note that the last "EOF" must be at the very beginning of the line with absolutely no spaces in front of it.
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