RE: Storing and running a sql script in the database.
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 13:56:03 -0400
Isn't that a shame. Here is my script:
column space_limit format 999,999,999,999; column space_used format 999,999,999,999; column space_reclaimable format 999,999,999,999;select * From v$recovery_file_dest;
select * from v$flash_recovery_area_usage;
Running it as an O/S script is a breeze....._at_test.sql. Running it as a Database script is a mess...create a procedure, use dbms_sql, create some cursors, etc.
Logically, it seems that I should be able to store the 5 line script "as is" into the database and run it.
From: Jared Still [mailto:jkstill_at_gmail.com] Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 1:46 PM
To: Terrian, Thomas J Mr CTR DLA J6DIB
Subject: Re: Storing and running a sql script in the database.
On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Terrian, Thomas J Mr CTR DLA J6DIB <Tom.Terrian.ctr_at_dla.mil> wrote:
I have a simple sql script that selects from a couple of tables. What I
would like to do is store the script in the database and run it from
there. For example, instead of _at_test.sql going to the O/S to find
test.sql, I want it to find the script in the database somewhere. Does
anyone know how to do this?
I know I can rewrite it into a stored procedure but I would rather just
leave it as a sql script.....any ideas?
I think it is doable, though I haven't done it myself.
First off, you can't directly run a SQLPlus script from inside the database.
There are sqlplus commands that SQL does not know what to do with.
set linesize NNN
set echo on|off
I think that to do this, you would need to create a directory object, have adequate security and permissions on the OS directory used, create a table to store the sqlplus commands, and use utl_file to actually write out the commands to a temporary file.
Then the resulting script would still need to logon to the database. Ironic, isn't it.
If you really want to do it from the database, writing it as a stored procedure would be quite a bit easier.
Or just use external scripts and a scheduler.
JaredReceived on Fri Apr 03 2009 - 12:56:03 CDT