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Can this be done in Informix ?

Can this be done in Informix ?

Can this be done in Informix ?

(OP)
In Oracle, we can run an SQL script through the command line. Eg plus80w.exe scott/tiger@HOSTSTR script.sql
This would execute whatever inside script.sql

It comes handy if we need to run the script under a scheduler.

In Informix, do we have anything similar?

Thank you.

RE: Can this be done in Informix ?

James:

Yes, you can do this from Informix.  Using either the Informix isql or dbaccess utility you can:

dbaccess -e <dbname> script.sql

You don't provide a username/password since Informix uses the permissions of the user executing the script.

You can create more powerful scripts using unix shell variables with the help of unix "here" documents:

export userid="fred"

dbaccess -e testdb <<MSG
select * from s_user where userid = "$userid"
MSG

I'd check out the dbaccess/isql documentation.  I've just scratched the surface.

Regards,


Ed
Schaefer
olded@ix.netcom.com

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