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

Posted on 2008-10-08
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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?

Question by:lagg2007
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Nick Upson earned 1000 total points
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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 ...
prompt for invno

looping outside of the isql itself


Author Comment

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?
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by:Nick Upson
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sorry, dos scripting not my area, now if you were using a proper operating system, say linux, :)

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Thanks for help mate! i know ifs and buts. The software isnt supported on linux:(

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