how can I use variable within the FROM statement.

Posted on 2003-11-24
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Greeting experts!! ^_^
I am working on a store procedure within the sybase DB.
The code that I wrote below is a store procedure.
I am trying to retrieve a database name from sysdatabase (system table) and retrieve sysusers and sysalternates information from each database within the system.
When I try to run the program. I get a error saying "Error: Incorrect syntax near '@dbname'.
 (State:37000, Native Code: 66)" I was told from buddy that if I want to retrieve informations within all the DB. I have to use perl to do so. If there are way to work this out without perl, it will be a great help.

--Create procedure
create procedure sp_altlist as

--Declaring variable
declare @dbname sysname(30)

--Declaring cursor
declare cur cursor for
select name from master..sysdatabases

--Open cursor
open cur

--Fetch cursor info to variable
fetch cur into @dbname

while (@@sqlstatus = 0) --if complete
   SELECT @dbname,,
   FROM @dbname..sysalternates a, @dbname..sysusers u, master..syslogins l
   WHERE a.altsuid=u.suid and a.suid=l.suid
   --Fetch cursor info to variable
   fetch cur into @dbname

--Close cursor
close cur
deallocate cursor cur

Question by:soykawasaki
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Expert Comment

ID: 9815730
you need to use dynamic sql (of course depends on the version of ASE your are running)

change the loop to the following section of code

DECLARE @sql varchar(254)
while (@@sqlstatus = 0) --if complete
   SELECT @sql  = 'SELECT '''+@dbname+''',, '
   +   ' FROM '+@dbname+'..sysalternates a, '+@dbname+'..sysusers u, master..syslogins l '
   +   ' WHERE a.altsuid=u.suid and a.suid=l.suid'

   exec( @sql )

   --Fetch cursor info to variable
   fetch cur into @dbname

Author Comment

ID: 9815892
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
I have tested it and it WORKED ^_^
with the best regards

Accepted Solution

ChrisKing earned 500 total points
ID: 9816680
don't forget, you need to close the question .... and assign points :)

Author Comment

ID: 9816718
I am first time user. sorry for the unclosed message.

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