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# 8  
Old 09-04-2001
Try this,

if [ conditions ] <b>;</b>
# 9  
Old 09-04-2001
Thanks, but I am still getting the same error. I have tried the semicolon's just about every which way I can.

Amber Taylor
# 10  
Old 09-04-2001


Get of rid of all your semicolons - except the ones in the 'here' statement and put all your commands on a separate line. There's no man page for 'if' as it is not an external command but rather a shell built-in.
# 11  
Old 09-04-2001
A couple of things...

First, remove the ";" after the "fi"
also, if $all_recs is from the command line,
I assume you are assigning it...

export all_recs=$1

Second, try changing:
sqlplus -s $connect_string > /dev/null << EOF

sqlplus -s $connect_string << EOF > /dev/null

...the second part should not have anything
to do with the "unmatched then" but it may cause
you execution problems. Additionally, the "if"
command is a shell built-in and would be
documented in the KSH(1) man page (assuming you
are using ksh (just man the shell you use).
# 12  
Old 09-04-2001
Thank you all for taking the time to help me with this.

I am using ksh.

Everthing inside the if statement worked before I tried to enclose it in the if statement.

I did assign the variable and tested it with an echo.

Also, I have tested it a few times without the ';' after the fi and still it wont work.

The line listed in the syntax error corresponds to the 'then' line number in the snippets above.

The only ;'s remaining (besides the one at the end of the if line) are the ones inside the sqlplus routine.
# 13  
Old 09-04-2001
Double quotes

Then there must be double quotes missing for your here doc:


<< "EOF



I am not 100% sure about the exact placement of the first double quote though...
# 14  
Old 09-04-2001
What do you mean by "here doc"?


Amber Taylor
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