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Error Converting Varchar to uniqueidentifier

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I am trying to call a stored procedure from Crystal Reports and I'm passing a parameter. I need the parameter to be a uniqueidentifier datatype, but it is being treated as a varchar. Is there a way to convert the varchar to uniqueidentifer before passing it as a parameter? is there maybe another solution to this problem?

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Question by:CochiseCounty
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its an implicit conversion...it should convert automatically

Here's a really hacked up code test.  I create two variables...a GUID and a varchar(36) and end up inserting both into a table that has two GUID columns:

declare @MyID uniqueidentifier
Set @MyID = NewID()

Print 'GUID'
Print @MyID


Declare @MyVarCharID varchar(36)
--implicit conversion from guid to varchar right here
Set @MyVarcharID = @MyID

Print 'Varchar'
Print @MyVarcharID

Create table #temp (MyGuid uniqueidentifier, MyVarchar uniqueidentifier)

--this is the varchar to guid conversion,
--since the @MyVarcharID is being inserted to a guid column
Insert #temp
Values (@MyID, @MyVarcharID)


Select *
from #temp
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by:CochiseCounty
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I'm not getting any error from in the stored procedure. My problem is that I am calling the stored procedure from Crystal Reports and passing a varchar as a parameter to a uniqueidentifier. I guess I can pass it to a varchar and then do the conversion, but I am in a situation where I need to use the stored procedures that have been in use for quite some time by other applications, in other words, I can't make any changes to the stored procedure, and they don't want me to create any new ones either.

Please help.
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by:Kevin3NF
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Can you profile the actual call to the procedure to verify how it is being passed?  
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by:CochiseCounty
ID: 16746302
Thank you for your help. I was able to convince the powers that be to let me create a new stored procedure.

By the way, I'm pretty sure the parameter is being passed as a string.
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