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Subj:   Re: Return Code 8
 
From:   Ferry, Craig

I have noticed in the past that if I run bteq via a unix shell script, I don't always get the error messages that are visible on the screen (if run to the screen) and they do not show up in the log. I generate the log using something like the following for cron jobs.

     script.ksh > script.log 2>&1

If I am running it so I can monitor the output (and see the error messages) I do this:

     script.ksh | tee script.log 2>&1

I am sometimes able to figure out I have an error because successful SQL statements will have the following below them, where unsuccessful ones (ones with error messages on the screen) will have just the elapsed time line.

     *** Query completed. One row found. 2 columns returned.
     *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

Is there a better way that will allow me to capture the errors? Keep in mind that 'normally' I do not run it so I can see the output, usually it is done via cron.


Thanks

Craig

Craig Ferry
Sr Database Administrator
WESCO Distribution, Inc.



     
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