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Re: [SQL] a script that queries database periodically

From: "Poul L(dot) Christiansen" <poulc(at)cs(dot)auc(dot)dk>
To: Bernie Huang <bernie(dot)huang(at)ec(dot)gc(dot)ca>
Cc: PHP_DB <php-db(at)lists(dot)php(dot)net>, PHP_General <php-general(at)lists(dot)php(dot)net>, PGSQL-SQL <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PGSQL-GENERAL <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [SQL] a script that queries database periodically
Date: 2000-11-27 21:44:39
Message-ID: 3A22D5C7.2030502@cs.auc.dk (view raw or flat)
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I have a bash script in crontab with the following line:
"lynx -dump 
http://127.0.0.1/postgres/myPhpFile.php>${currentDir}php_output.html"

You can also just put that line directly into crontab.

Poul L. Christiansen

Bernie Huang wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> My boss wants me to write a script that will send a email report to him
> monthly with the result of database queries.
> 
> For example, an email would be like:
> 
> Monthly report
> +----------+---------+---------------+
> | Vehicles | Mileage | # of Signouts |
> +----------+---------+---------------+
> | Vehicle1 | 10324   | 5             |
> +----------+---------+---------------+
> | Vehicle2 | 19384   | 6             |
> +----------+---------+---------------+
> ...
> 
> I was thinking of writing up a PHP script and put into crontab, which is
> somehow easier than a shell script, but PHP is an apache module, so I
> cannot execute PHP under crontab (it has to be executed in a browser
> right?).  I guess a shell script is necessary.  So, is it possible to
> call 'psql' and returning its query result and I can use sendmail to
> email the result? Any other idea?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> - Bernie
> 


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