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Executing SQL from command line?

Executing SQL from command line?

Executing SQL from command line?

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I'm trying to figure out if/how I can execute sql to an informix DB from the command line.  I know I can dbaccess dbname filename, but I don't want to have a file...I just want to specify the sql to execute right there from the command line so there's no file to keep up with.  Any ideas?

RE: Executing SQL from command line?

llevity:

The informix dbaccess and isql utilities were written as pipes, so if you don't want to use files you can use "here" documents:

dbaccess -e testdb <<EDS
select * from test_table
<<EDS

or

echo "select * from test_table"|dbaccess -e testdb

of you can even take advantage of shell variables:

export DBNAME=testdb

echo "select * from test_table"|dbaccess -e "$DBNAME"

Also, you might put dbaccess in it's own shell script.  Call the script x.ss:

dbaccess -e testdb <<EDS
$1
EDs

and call it this way:

x.ss "select * from test_table"

Regards,

Ed
Schaefer

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