Solved

Firebird ISQL, can I prompt user to pass variable to script

Posted on 2008-10-08
4
1,087 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I need to create a batch file that runs an sql query and prompts the user to enter in variables. Its really the simplest of queries.

update invoice set departmentid=1 where invoiceno=@uservariable

it should loop until the user presses esc or something like that, is it possible?

0
Comment
Question by:lagg2007
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
NickUpson earned 250 total points
ID: 22671530
not in isql solely, I could do it with a unix shell script so it probably can be done in a dos shell

the code would be something like

prompt for invno
while invno != 0
  isql <params>
    update invoice ...
    commit;
    exit;
prompt for invno

looping outside of the isql itself


0
 

Author Comment

by:lagg2007
ID: 22676444
Sounds like it could be what im looking for, but ive not a clue how to call that in a dos script, could you give me a hand?
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:NickUpson
ID: 22676692
sorry, dos scripting not my area, now if you were using a proper operating system, say linux, :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:lagg2007
ID: 22677294
Thanks for help mate! i know ifs and buts. The software isnt supported on linux:(
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

CCModeler offers a way to enter basic information like entities, attributes and relationships and export them as yEd or erviz diagram. It also can import existing Access or SQL Server tables with relationships.
When table data gets too large to manage or queries take too long to execute the solution is often to buy bigger hardware or assign more CPUs and memory resources to the machine to solve the problem. However, the best, cheapest and most effective so…
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question