Server: Msg 203, Level 16, State 2 error - HELP!

I am attempting to write a dynamic SQL script that will work on databases with against databases with varying dimensionality.  
Basically I planned on first figuring out how many dimensions the system would have.  Then since the related data tables would be different widths, go through a loop building the SQL statement in a varaible.  Then I could just execute the variable string.

When I try to EXEC the string and I get the

Server: Msg 203, Level 16, State 2 error.

But if I just PRINT the variable the statement is fine and will run if I copy it into a new SQL window and run it.

Any thoughts?
Should I be doing this differently?

Thanks
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Goodangel MatopeSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Put the string inside and EXEC() statement - do not leave out the parentheses

Let's say your "Statement" is a varchar(255) variable

use the following SQL

DECLARE @Query VARCHAR(255)
SET @QUERY = 'SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEES'

EXEC(@QUERY)
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CVensAuthor Commented:
Worked like a charm.  Thanks.
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