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I'm writing a script set_time.sql
the sets a time variable by hosting to dos.

The variable displays the current time the first time the script is called from SQL>@set_time
but when I executed the script again,
the variable stays the same.

My question is how to refresh (clear) the variable
so each time the script is called it displays the new time?

host Set HHMISS=%TIME%
host echo %hhmiss%
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Question by:revxprts
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by:jdeclue
ID: 11787127
do a

host Set HHMISS=
host Set HHMISS=%TIME%
host echo %hhmiss%

This should clear it each time, first.

J
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by:revxprts
ID: 11787169
I tried that already--the time did not change.
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by:jdeclue
ID: 11787226
ok just a sec
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by:jdeclue
ID: 11787257
THis is odd... it is working flawlessly for me. What kind of machine are you running on NT/2000/2003?

J
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by:revxprts
ID: 11787345
I'm on a Windows 2000 machine, partitioned into C: and D: drives.

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set_time.sql
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host Set HHMISS=
host echo %hhmiss%

host Set HHMISS=%TIME%
host echo %hhmiss%

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D:\> dir
set_time.sql

D:\> sqlplus /nolog
D:\> connect system/passwd
D:\> @set_time

-- time stays the same
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by:jdeclue
ID: 11787410
what happens whe you go to a command prompt and do it manually, are they the same time?

set time=
set time=%TIME%
echo %TIME%

set time=
set time=%TIME%
echo %TIME%
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by:revxprts
ID: 11787423
It works fine from the command prompt.
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by:jdeclue
ID: 11787489
the sqlplus is not holding the environment between commands. Can you put this in cmd file and call it?

J
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by:revxprts
ID: 11787568
I don't understand
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jdeclue earned 2000 total points
ID: 11787747
Create a text file on d:\time.cmd

Put this in the text file:

@Echo off
Set HHMISS=
Set HHMISS=%TIME%
echo %hhmiss%

then call

host time.cmd

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by:jdeclue
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So, that worked?

J
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by:revxprts
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You ROCK!
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by:jdeclue
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Thank you sir ;)

J
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