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# 15  
Old 09-04-2001
The 'here' doc is the statements between EOF and EOF.

I am pretty sure the quoting is the problem because I vaguely remember bumping into it myself. Unfortunately I don't have access right now to one of the servers where we store similar scripts, so I can't check. Try to add the double quotes.
# 16  
Old 09-04-2001
Originally posted by akpopa
Smilie Smilie Smilie Smilie

Now I am getting the 'then' unmatched again.

Here is exactly what the statement looks like:

if [ "$all_recs" = "NEW" ]

# Flush the staging table
echo "=== Cleaning the staging table..."
sqlplus -s $connect_string > /dev/null << EOF
#! /bin/ksh
all_recs=&ltenter your patern here&gt
connect_string=&ltenter your patern here&gt

if [[ $all_recs -eq "NEW" ]]; then

# Flush the staging table
echo "=== Cleaning the staging table..."
sqlplus -s $connect_string > /dev/null << EOF


this is the way i would write it. i dont know why u had ";" after staging_prc or end and a continue to next line where EOF was. my suggestion one to many ";" not enuff "[]"; invalid if compairson operator.

also you can man test for more info. I would suggest that you get a copy of Learning the Korn Shell by oreilly as a great start to ksh shell scripting and for genearl knowledge about ksh. makes a great referance book.

Last edited by Optimus_P; 09-04-2001 at 11:17 PM..
# 17  
Old 09-04-2001

Forget the double quotes. I just remembered that we use 'su -c' in our scripts and then double quotes are required. Sorry for the mess Smilie
# 18  
Old 09-04-2001
patvdv--No problem about that, it gave me something new to try on this mess.

Optimus_P--I tried your suggestion, it still gives the 'then' unmatched error (Error Line number had moved up to that of the if line).

I did everything the way I did it because I am making some changes to someone---who is of course unavailable---elses code. They had some similar structures so I basically just adapted it for mine. These structures had the semi colon's and the '/' and worked just fine. As a matter of fact, everthing inside the if statement of mine works fine so long as it is not placed inside the if statement.

Thanks for trying and I appreciate your reading suggestion.

# 19  
Old 09-04-2001
an example

Hi Amber,

Let just try this by example.
Here is an example (excerpt)of a Bourne Shell
script (should run in ksh no problem) that I
use against Oracle 8.

========= snip snip ===========================

if [ $PHASE -gt 1 ] ; then
set heading off
set verify off
set feedback off
set serveroutput on
declare cnt number;
select count(*) into cnt from VIS_LOC_AGG;
dbms_output.put_line('Table VIS_LOC_AGG has: ' || to_char(cnt) || ' records.');
select count(*) into cnt from LOCATION_AGG;
dbms_output.put_line('Table LOCATION_AGG has: ' || to_char(cnt) || ' records.');

========= snip snip ===========================

...this code outputs to stdout but I could have
easily redirected to some file (/dev/nul).
I hope this helps Smilie
# 20  
Old 09-04-2001
I have tried it that way as well with no luck. It's so strange, it's got to be some minor little thing, but for the life of me I can't figure out what it is. I am going to start fresh in the morning and see if that helps.

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.

# 21  
Old 09-04-2001
amber i apoligize i have just updated my last post please note that your variables should not start with a $.
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