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MS DOS Set Time

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

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by:revxprts
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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
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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
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It works fine from the command prompt.
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by:jdeclue
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the sqlplus is not holding the environment between commands. Can you put this in cmd file and call it?

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by:revxprts
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I don't understand
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jdeclue earned 500 total points
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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?

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You ROCK!
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by:jdeclue
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Thank you sir ;)

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