Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'DECLARE' in View

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Procedure v_SSRS_Get_CurrentMonthCollection_AZ, Line 9
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'DECLARE'.
Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Procedure v_SSRS_Get_CurrentMonthCollection_AZ, Line 23
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'AS'.

I have no clue why it's complaining unless I can't use params here:

CREATE VIEW [dbo].[v_SSRS_Get_CurrentMonthCollection_AZ]


DECLARE @today                  datetime,
        @datefirst            datetime,
            @Posted                  money,
            @GrossGoal            money,
            @OldPDCs            money,
            @NewPDCs            money,
            @OldCCs                  money,
            @NewCCs                  money,
            @InHouse1            money,
            @InHouse2            money,
            @Var1                  money,
            @DailyRunRate      money,
            @ProjGross            money,
            @ProjFee            money
SET @today = DATEADD(d, -5, CONVERT(CHAR(8), GETDATE(), 112)) --'Jun 26 2005'
SET @datefirst = @@DATEFIRST
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I dont think you can declare local variables inside the view
Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
this is the syntax of the view

CREATE VIEW [ < database_name > . ] [ < owner > . ] view_name [ ( column [ ,...n ] ) ]
[ WITH < view_attribute > [ ,...n ] ]

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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Your code looks like a procedure, so better to  keep it as a procedure
dba123Author Commented:
ok, yea, maybe you're right....I could benefit from a view in my case but oh well....
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