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Old 11-22-2007
storing database query in a variable

I am executing a SQL query in Unix Server:
select status,location from user_information where request_id='DS-43720'

In shell script I am writing this query in the below manner:

echo "select status,location from user_information where request_id='DS-43720' ;" >> $directory/info.sql

//(here $directory is my home folder in Unix Server)

echo "EXIT" >> $directory/info.sql

sqlplus -s $sUserId/$sUserPassword@$ORACLE_SID @$directory/info.sql 1>>$directory/info.log 2>>$directory/info.log

Now how do I store those two column values returned in Sql query in a Unix Variable??
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Old 11-22-2007
Show us what the output looks like and we can probably come up with something. In the meantime, I'd suggest that you want something like:

Use of awk and cut should be able to split out the data in the columns.

Without one of the redirects (at a guess, you should still redirect STDERR to the log but stop redirecting STDOUT so the calling script can capture it instead).
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Old 11-22-2007
can you mention the awk and cut commands format?
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Old 11-25-2007
Originally Posted by debu
can you mention the awk and cut commands format?
You'd need to show us the output that needs splitting up first sorry Smilie
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