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Return Recordsets from Dynamic Queries called by EXEC
Written by Chris Miller on 23 August 2000
Yong writes "I have a question regarding getting recordset from dynamic queries called using T-SQL EXEC in SQL 7.0.
Yong writes "Dear Gurus,
I have a question regarding getting recordset from dynamic queries called using T-SQL EXEC in SQL 7.0.
DECLARE @resultcount int
DECLARE @Tablename varchar(255)
DECLARE @condfield varchar(1000)
DECLARE @result varchar(1000)
DECLARE @sqlquery varchar(1000)
@sqlquery="SELECT COUNT(*) from "
@sqlquery=@sqlquery+" WHERE "+@condfield
How do I get an answer from this EXEC(@sqlquery)? Thanks. Yong"
One way to do this is to insert the data into a temp table:
create table #foo (RecordCount int)
insert into #foo
If you just need the rowcount, you can select all the rows and snag the value out of @@ROWCOUNT. You could always use a permanent table instead of a temp table for more persistent results.
Just a quick word of advice for debugging, when we do this in our environment, we usually do something like this:
declare @CRLF char(2),
set @CRLF = char(10) + char(13)
set @SQL = "select col1, col2, col3, col4" + @CRLF
set @SQL = @SQL + "from mytable" + @CRLF
The @CRLF value contains a carriage return/linefeed pair, and if you need to debug your @SQL variable, you can print it and it will print on multiple lines so it's easier to read.