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I'm using Ingres Database and I've this procedure that create a text file with a list of tables. How i can call the file into the where condition?

select request_num,table_name,temp_table
from tables
where temp_table in ('$/tmp/dba_tablelist')

Actually when i run the file is fine, the only problem is that the where condition can't see the list of table, also if the table is just one.

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The short answer, I believe, is I don't think you can like that.

I believe you'll have to use the copy() SQL statement to load the file into a temporary table (DECLARE GLOBAL TEMPORARY TABLE session.tables) and use

SELECT temp_table FROM session.tables 

in the IN clause.

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