Execute Oracle Query via unix shell sql plus, query is in file

Hello experts
I want to execute a sql query from a shell script. I have the commands in my .sh script:
sqlplus user/pw@db
connnect user/ow@db
spool myres
->This all works well, now I want to execute a sql command which is in a file:
->I get SP2-0734: unknown command beginning "@myquery ..." rest of the line ignored

How can I in my script exectute a SQL query which is in a file?
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
You need to show us little bit more to assist you further.. may be the code which you are trying to execute in myquery.sql has blank lines.. this is what i could think of with the error associated with SP2-0734

try adding this line in the very beginning of the file myquery.sql

set sqlblanklines on

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and try to re-execute the code in similar fashion you have posted here...
if you still get an error, post the code of the file myquery.sql
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Just put the query as a parameter on the sql prompt (add paths if necessary):
sqlplus -s ${user}/${pw}@${db} @myquery.sql >> ${output}

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The above will run the query and send it's output to ${output}, just define a few variables for user, pw, db and output.

You don't need the connect statement in your sql file, you are already connecting using sqlplus.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I prefer to NOT place the username and password on the command line.  It is a huge security issue.

Try a HERE doc:

sqlplus << EOF
connnect user/ow@db
spool myres
spool off

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