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How would I go about creating a vbscript that asks the user for a username, then when entered, it runs the following sql query:

             select username, granted_role
             from   all_users a,
             dba_role_privs b
             where  a.username = b.grantee
             and   ( b.granted_role like 'WV%'
             or b.granted_role like 'SV%')
             and a.username = UPPER('&1');

The query is searching to see if a user has a specific Oracle role, so if the user does have a role (beginning with WV, or SV), a dialogue will popup and say "user has the following roles" and then list the associated roles.

I have NO idea how to do this, but it is something that I'd really like. I imagine there would need to be a connection string involved, which is WV_PROD with a schema owner of PROD1 and password pf PROD1.

I hope what I'm asking for makes sense. Thanks in advance to those who can help!!    
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This should work for you...
Dim con : Set con = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
con.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Initial Catalog=WV_PROD","PROD1","PROD1"
 
strUser = InputBox ("Enter user name:")
strSQL="select username, granted_role from all_users a, dba_role_privs b where a.username = b.grantee and (b.granted_role like 'WV%'              or b.granted_role like 'SV%') and a.username = UPPER('" & strUser & "');
 
Dim objRS : set objRS=con.execute(strSQL)
If objRS.EOF Then
  wscript.echo "No records found"
Else
  Wscript.echo "user has the following roles:"
  Do While Not objRS.EOF
    wscript.echo objRS.Fields(1)
    objRS.MoveNext
  Loop
End If
objRS.Close

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by:mskitten
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I am getting an Unterminated string constant error on the 5th line. I'm thinking there is a problem with this part:
and a.username = UPPER('" & strUser & "');

I tried adding a quote on the end, but it seemed that didn't work for me. After taking that part out, I now get this error (see attached). I'm thinking the provider or connection?

This is some connection info that we use in scheduled task. Maybe it will help.
 /opendb=provider=msdaora;data source=wv_prod;password=prod1;user id=prod1;
dberror.JPG
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strSQL="select username, granted_role from all_users a, dba_role_privs b where a.username = b.grantee and (b.granted_role like 'WV%'              or b.granted_role like 'SV%') and a.username = UPPER('" & strUser & "');"

What do you get with the quote on the end?
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by:mskitten
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I might have been mistaken with the quote it looks like (long day yesterday).

I now get this error. See attached.
dberror2.JPG
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Something wrong with the connection string then...
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by:mskitten
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Hello, sorry for they delay. I've been waiting for the connection string info. I'll let you know once they have gotten back to me.

Thanks
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