Solved

Reusing constant String declarations over several procedures

Posted on 2004-04-13
1
337 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi all,
I need to use a lot of constants in several procedures. Is there any way to reuse them without writing all of them in all my procedures?

I'm looking for something like the 'include' clause of C programs

TIA
David.
0
Comment
Question by:dgomezl
1 Comment
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
bret earned 125 total points
ID: 10813523
There really isn't anything like that built into the isql client.

However, why look for something "like" the c preprocessor?  Just use the c preprocessor itself - it really isn't specific to the c language itself and will do it's work on many other kinds of files.

Depending on your package, the c preprocessor is sometimes a standalone program, other times it is bundled into the c compiler.  However, there is usually an option to just run the preprocessor on the sourcefile and display the resulting output.

You could, for instance, keep your source in files with a ".sql" extention and "post-processed" with ".SQL".  You would transform the file and install the procedure by doing
something like

cc -E myprocedure.sql > myprocedure.SQL
isql -Usa -P -i myprocedure.SQL
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows gives you an overview on SQL Server 2016 row level security. You will also get to know the usages of row-level-security and how it works
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Both in life and business – not all partnerships are created equal. As the demand for cloud services increases, so do the number of self-proclaimed cloud partners. Asking the right questions up front in the partnership, will enable both parties …

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now