Problem in passing IFS array to SQL Query

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Problem in passing IFS array to SQL Query


I have created a shell script that reads line from text file and insert into DB table. I have used IFS to separate the line text. Looks IFS is splitting text properly but while passing one of the values that has special characters in it to query, it is giving weird issue. Below is my script looks like

while read line
read -r -A a <<< "$line"
echo "flag is- ${a[0]}"
if [ "${a[0]}" = "Flag" ];
echo "Header"
elif [ "${a[0]}" = "NU" ];
echo "User - Insert"
echo "company is- ${a[4]}"
sqlplus -s $DB_PATH  <<EOF
set head off feedback off
INSERT INTO USERS (EMAIL, FULL_NAME, CONTACT_PHONE_NUMBER,COMPANY, USER_ID) VALUES ( '${a[1]}', '${a[2]}','${a[3]}','${a[4]}',999527 );

Below is my text file data
Flag#NEW#EMAIL#Name#Phno#Comp#*** Mathew#1122333#A&N Services, Inc.

when I run the script, output is coming as below

flag is- Flag
flag is- NU
User - Insert
company is- A&N Services, Inc.
 Enter value for n: old   1: INSERT INTO USERS (EMAIL, FULL_NAME, CONTACT_PHONE_NUMBER,COMPANY, USER_ID) VALUES ( '', 'John Mathew','1122333','A&N Services, Inc.',999527 )
 new   1: INSERT INTO USERS (EMAIL, FULL_NAME, CONTACT_PHONE_NUMBER,COMPANY, USER_ID) VALUES ( '', 'John Mathew','1122333','Acommit; Services, Inc.',999527 )

I really do not understand why it is showing output like this but I investigated and found that this issue is coming due to the parameter COMPANY in the query. It has special characters. If I remove and change to simple text then it is not giving this issue and record is inserting successfully. Please suggest if any solution.

Last edited by vgersh99; 10-30-2018 at 06:29 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please!
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