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I have a UNIX shell script that calls an sql file.  In the sql file I have:

delete from tableA where fw_insert_date < sysdate-30
delete from   tableB  where insert_date < sysdate-30
delete from   tableC  where insert_date < sysdate-30
commit

The shell script calls the SQL script but nothing happens. What do I need to add to the SQL file to make this work?
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Semicolon after each individual statement? If this is not the case - please show script's and sql file's actual code...
delete from tableA where fw_insert_date < sysdate-30;
delete from tableB where insert_date < sysdate-30;
delete from tableC where insert_date < sysdate-30;
commit;

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by:mohammadzahid
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Just to be on the safe side if your database is production...

I recommed that you take out commit from your script and add SQL statement to give you row count before and after the delete with output (spool file). Verify deleted rows and then issue commit outside of the script.

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by:awking00
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What does the shell script look like?
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by:Naveen Kumar
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does the sql statements work if you run them in the sql> prompt directly.

If yes, then may be missing ; is the only thing which i can think of.

If no, then first you need to check why there are not working ( resolve the errors if you are getting any ).

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The semi-colons were what I was missing. Thanks all.
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