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http://www.unix.com – Hi Jim, The following script is in working state. But i m having one more problem with awk cmd. Could you tell me how to use any variable inside awk or how to take any variable value outside awk. My problem is i want to maintain one property file in which i am declaring variable value into that property file and want to use that variable into awk script. example. file name:validate.property INT_EUR=14 INT_TOK=54 now these two variable i want to use it into my shell script. new.sh which i wrote below. Also one more thing .How to find scane arount 50000 records with minimum time. Actually the (HowTos)