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Posted - 10/25/2012 :  17:02:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I'm trying to tune a basic query, but I am receiving a "Encountered unexpedted token "?"" error message. An example of the query is :

Select * from table a where a.column IN (?,?,?,?,?)
Select * from table a where a.column=?

Would you please explain me what does that "?" do? So I could find a solution for my error.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 10/25/2012 :  17:08:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
soiunds like you're using this query inside execute sql task or oledb command in SSIS.
'?' is placeholder for parameters. you need to map appropriate parameters in parameter mapping tab against place holders

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Posted - 10/26/2012 :  05:58:17  Show Profile  Visit nigelrivett's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
SSIS can be used in a similar way.
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