Skip to main content
ExLibris
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • ExLibris Dev

    Appending library to each line in file of record numbers (make "p_ret_01 format"

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23

    Description:
    I have a file of record numbers (produced by SQL) which I want to use as input to a batch job (p_manage_40, p_manage_21, etc.). How can I add the library after the number on each line (so it looks like the form produced by p_ret_01). That is, how can I automatically change:

    000123456
    000123482
    000124869
    to:
    000123456EXU01
    000123482EXU01
    000124869EXU01

    Resolution:
    vi the file and enter this command:

    :1,$ s/$/EXU01/

    Note A: Any blank lines in the file will also have "EXU01" inserted, so blank lines should be eliminated before doing this.

    Note B: One site complained that when they did the above command they got this result:

    000123456
    EXU01
    000123482
    EXU01
    000124869
    EXU01

    [From site:] I got this figured out...I was generating the sys numbers from an SQL script file but forgot to 'SET' the linesize to 9. So in effect, the 9-character system number became 80-characters (71 blank spaces after the sys number). The appending of EXU01 to the end happened at character 81, which made it seem like it was creating a new line in unix.

    Additional Information

    append library


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
    //doorbell.io feedback widged