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  • 1.  Using REGISTER_VARIABLE

    Posted 04-20-2018 07:22 AM

    I want to store the output of a Bash command in an Automic variable in Automic 12.1. I browsed these community pages and saw a few references to REGISTER_VARIABLE. I wrote a script to test this and am not quite getting the result I expect.

    :DEFINE &TEST#, string
    :BEGIN_EXT_INT BASH
    :REGISTER_VARIABLE TEST#,$ORACLE_HOME
    :END_EXT_INT BASH
    :PRINT "Variable output: &TEST#"

    In my report, I see the following message:

    Registered variable: 'T' TEST#=[valid path]

     

    However, the &TEST# variable appears to still be empty as the PRINT function only printed

    Variable output:

     

    I'm new to Automic, so there's probably just something simple I'm missing.

     

    Thanks in advance.



  • 2.  Re: Using REGISTER_VARIABLE
    Best Answer

    Posted 04-20-2018 10:37 AM

    Hi

     

    For Bash you do not need an external interpreter.

     

    In a Unix Job its fair enough using e.g. :REGISTER_VARIABLE TEST#,$HOME

     

    The Variable &TEST# is available in POST_PROCESS, NOT in Process.

     

    Reason: Automic Script is processed prior all JCL (=OS) commands

     

    So in your case it does first Print &TEST# - empty!
    and afterwards the register command on OS..

     

    => Put the print to Post_Process, delete the BEGIN_EXT... section and it will work.

     

    Simple Example - unix Job, process:
    :REGISTER_VARIABLE TEST#,$HOME
    Post_process:
    :PRINT "Test: &TEST#"

     

    Report:
    Registered variable: 'T' TEST#=/home/uc4
    Post_Process:
    2018-04-20 14:38:44 - U00020206 Variable '&TEST#' was stored with value '/home/uc4'.
    2018-04-20 14:38:44 - U00020408 Test: /home/uc4

     

    cheers, Wolfgang