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Old 06-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
oracledb0101
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CASE statement


Code:
case $GROUP_NAME in
        "HR" )
                echo "Primary"  >> $log
        ;;
        "ERP")
                if  $DEPT="ACCOUNTING";  then
                        echo "Secondary" >> $log
               else
               echo "The EXCEPTION DOES NOT WORK" >> $log
                fi
                ;;
        *)
esac
Above is my CASE statement and the exception doesn't see to work if $DEPT is something else rather than "ACCOUNTING", it seems it's on process the "IF" statement even $DEPT is not even in "ACCOUNTING"

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Old 06-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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The syntax of your if expression is wrong. Try:
Code:
if  [ "$DEPT" == "ACCOUNTING" ];  then
 
Old 06-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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thanks

Last edited by oracledb0101; 06-13-2012 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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Huh? If DEPT is not a variable, then what is it?

It doesn't make much sense to compare the text string "DEPT" to the text string "ACCOUNTING".
 
  


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