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UNIX script error message

I have this UNIX script code with a query to export sql table in Oracle and export to csv file. The code gets the data correctly. However, when I run the script second time, I got the error message "not spooling currently" and shows the older data in csv file. When I delete the csv file and run the script it works again. I want the script to get me the recent data when I run it.
Do you know why?

Code:
FILE="NEW_FILE_TRANSFER.csv"

sqlplus -s xyz_dev/abc123@GEEE3 <<EOF

SET PAGESIZE 50000
SET COLSEP ","
SET LINESIZE 6500
SET FEEDBACK OFF
SET TRIMSPOOL ON 

SPOOL $FILE

SELECT * FROM FILE_TRANSFER;

SPOOL OFF
EXIT
EOF


Last edited by Neo; 01-28-2020 at 12:39 PM.. Reason: Code Tags Please See YT Video on this: https://youtu.be/4BuPvWJV__k
# 2  
Perhaps the SPOOL command will only write to a new file and refuse to append or overwrite an existing one.

Do you get any messages if you remove the SET FEEDBACK OFF and try it again with the file existing?


I hope that this helps.
Robin
# 3  
unis error message "not spooling currently"

Thanks Robin,
I have tried that and still got the same error " not spooling currently".
Any more ideas why?

Regards,
Hope
# 4  
I think in addition to setting a spool name you have to
Code:
SPOOL ON

# 5  
Thanks all for your replies.
I think I found the problem. Every time I try to see the csv output file, the sheets are open on my window and never tried to close it. When I close all the current sheets and run the script again, it works.
I will update more findings.

Regards,
Hope
# 6  
Change the $FILE variable include time of execution embedded in ?

Code:
EXECDATE=$(date "+%Y%m%d%H%M%S")
FILE="NEW_FILE_TRANSFER_${EXECDATE}.csv"
.....

So each time you execute a script, it will generate a CSV file with current date up to second included.

If this is being executed in extremely high intervals, one may find various ways to generate 'randomness' to include in file name.
But for this and other things, you would need to include operating system details and shell used.
Please include those in this and future posts!

Hope that helps
Regards
Peasant.
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