I'm running shell script which contain sql command. My problem is that i noticed that the script run other commands except sql one. Here is a part of my script : ... sqlplus -silent user/pass select count(*) from DB; ... I think i should add something like /oracle/ora9i/bin/sqlplus -silent user/pass OR ? Also i think something is missing before sqlplus -silent ... like export ORACLE_SID Thanks in advance for help !