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generate a spool without the query

Posted on 2014-02-15
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Hello

I want to generate a spool for only a query result.
I execute the following sql commands, but the file not contains only the result :
set heading off;
set echo off;
spool users.sql;
select username from dba_users;
spool off;

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create a file containing the commands
for example qryusers.sql

then execute the command file
@qryusers.sql

you will lose the lines starting with the prompt (mostly SQL>

I have 1 empty line in front and 2 afterwards
add
set newpage none
to the command file and you loose the first empty line
I did not figure out to remove the last 2
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by:Surrano
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please don't reopen but what I think you need is:
bash# echo "select username from dba_users;" | sqlplus -S user/pass@sid >users.sql

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or with here document and query files:
bash# sqlplus -S user/pass@sid >users.sql <<"EOF"
@qryusers.sql
EOF

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The -S flag will beautifully trim most if not all of what you don't need.
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