KSH convert case to for loop or other


I have a case statement that work great but now I need to make it dynamic.

Have a input into the script    <script name>.ksh AAA TEST:5

the current script is


A1=`echo $2 | awk -F: '{print $1}'`
A2=`echo $2 | awk -F: '{print $2}'`

echo "A1 = $A1"
echo "A2 = $A2"

AA=`ecaqrtab list $A1 | grep $A1 | awk '{print $2}'`

  case $AA in  
       ecaqrtab update $A1 5
       ecaqrtab update $A1 4
       ecaqrtab update $A1 3
       ecaqrtab update $A1 2
       ecaqrtab update $A1 1

The max for the case would be dynamic so with the input "TEST:5", 5 is the max and in the current case statement I have up to 4) hard coded. The number 5 will change. It could be any number.

So I am not sure how to dynamically set the case statement to adjust for this.

The case is always the max-1 for the starting value. Example:    5-1=4   the first value in the case is  4)

The $AA gets back the current value which could be 0 thru 4   or if other than 5 max it depends on the max.

Hope this explains it.

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
case only selects one based on the input and since you have no other (final) statement for the case you can just call your update with $AA+1 - no case needed

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