Executing Stored Procedure with date parameter

Posted on 2006-05-02
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I have written SP as:

Create PROCEDURE sp_rptBirthDayList(@strPredicate As Varchar(7500),@strOrderBy as varchar(1000),@StartDate as datetime,@EndDate as datetime)

Now I want to run this SP through Query Analyzer and I do it as:

sp_rptBirthDayList '', ' Passengers.LastName ', Convert(datetime,'20/12/2005', 103), Convert(datetime,'09/01/2006',103)

This gives me error:
Server: Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'Convert'.

I have many such SPs that take date as parameter. They run well through my .NET application. But when we try to run them through Query Analyzer, we always get this error. How do I pass date parameter?

Question by:vj_mi
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Accepted Solution

TimCottee earned 500 total points
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Hi vj_mi,

Don't worry about converting it, use:

sp_rptBirthDayList '', ' Passengers.LastName ', '2005-12-20', '2006-01-09'

Tim Cottee
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Expert Comment

ID: 16584736
-- rem: function call is not allowed when calling SP in QA. Variables must be used, if needed.
declare @st_date datetime, @end_dt datetime
set @st_dt = Convert(datetime,'20/12/2005', 103)
set @end_dt =  Convert(datetime,'09/01/2006',103)
exec sp_rptBirthDayList '', ' Passengers.LastName ', @st_dt , @end_dt
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Expert Comment

ID: 16585863
Very important... don't name your stored procedures sp anything. This notates the stored procedure as "special". What this means is when you run the stored procedure the query engine will first look in the system database for the procedure then elsewhere.

Unless you want to incur a performance hit... change your names.


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