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Posted - 04/16/2014 :  12:04:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have declare a temporary table @OrgTable and I'm populating it with a single column of strings which represent organisation codes.
Prior to populating @OrgTable the codes are part of a continuous string which are delimited by a '|'.
I have written a function SplitString to do just that and the individual codes are then inserted into the table.
Finally I'm calling a second function, NBOCAP, into which I pass a start date, and end date and each organisation code from @OrgTable so I need to modify my script so it iterates through each organisation code. What form should my script take please? It needs to be backwards compatible with SQL2000.

		elem varchar(1000)

SELECT * FROM SplitString(@OrgCodeString, '|')

SELECT * FROM NBOCAP(@StartDate,@EndDate,organisation code)

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Posted - 04/16/2014 :  18:13:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
use the APPLY function

FROM   @OrgTable
       CROSS APPLY NBOCAP(@StartDate,@EndDate,elem)

EDIT : just saw the backward compatibly requirement. You can't use APPLY in 2000. For 2000, best is to everything in a function or to use stored procedure

Time is always against us

Edited by - khtan on 04/16/2014 18:14:50
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