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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Problem With SQLPLus Written in unix shell script

    Friends,

    I am having a strange issue while writing sql-plus inside a shell script.
    I am accessing the dbms_stats.gather_table_stats() package in Oracle.

    When I am directly giving partition name as parameter,it is collecting stats.

    But I need to execute the shell script everyday so the parameter should be like this
    P20090806(year,month and day-1).Currently I am querying the dual table like this select concat('P',to_char(sysdate-1,'yyyymmdd'));

    iam achieving this by doing like this


    P=`sqlplus username/password@schema <<EOF

    select concat('P',to_char(sysdate-1,'yyyymmdd'));

    exit;
    EOF'

    when I am trying to substitute the variable 'P' in the parameter list ,I am getting error.


    Can someone help me to do this based on the requirement mentioned

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    >I am querying the dual table like this select concat('P',to_char(sysdate-1,'yyyymmdd'));
    OK, but line below is lacking & not valid SQL
    >select concat('P',to_char(sysdate-1,'yyyymmdd'));
    Last edited by anacedent; 08-07-09 at 01:12.
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    Ok, you are using MySQL syntax in Oracle (concat).
    SQL should read
    Code:
    SELECT 'P' || to_char(sysdate-1, 'YYYYMMDD')
    FROM DUAL;
    Secondly, your command should be enclosed in backticks, you only started with a backtick.

    And perhaps most importantly, why are you using an oracle call to get a date string?

    `date +%Y%m%d`

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