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SSIS - Passing a parameter to an Execute SQL Task

I am trying to pass a parameter to an "Execute SQL Task", but can't get it to work.

I can print the SSIS variable in a script task so I see it has a value.

Then I have my Execute SQL Task.

It has one parameter as:
User::myvar   Input   VARCHAR   @paramName

Then in the SQL Statement I simply have code to email me the contents of that variable (there is other stuff, but for now the email is enough since it shows the variable blank)

DECLARE @paramName varchar(max)
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
@recipients = 'me@mydomain.com',
@body = @paramName;

I know the code works, because if I use it directly in a Query in SQL Server I get the contents of that variable emailed to me, but in the task I get blank.

Now, per the tutorials I have seen it says you don't need that DECLARE statment in the task.  BUt if I remove it I get the following error:
Must declare the scalar variable "@paramName"

But if I put in the DECLARE line, then the contents are blank.

Any ideas?
1 Solution
youn are not putting any values into variable @parmaName...

if you are trying to create a stored procedure the code should look like

create procedure dbo.SendMyMail
      @ParamName varchar(8000)
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
@recipients = 'me@mydomain.com',
@body = @paramName

then you can run
exec SendMyMail 'Test this'

mrichmonAuthor Commented:
No that is not correct.

Actually I found the problem.

It my code was perfect (without the DECLARE line), but I needed to change the connection type to ADO.NET instead of OLEDB
You are right michmon...

OLE DB takes variables as below :

SELECT * from table wehre field = ?

and then you have to declare the variable with numbers ...

first parameter used is 0 and so on

other types of connection accept the names


@Parameter and then using the parameter in the execute task query and you are right you should not declare it....
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