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I have DTS package that runs an Execute Process Task.  Prior to running the task I want to check results from a couple of queries that I have.  Basically the queries are stored views that check for missing members in certain tables.  The queries should always come back with a null result, in which case the Process Task should run, if however one of the views does return a record (1 or 1000 records, doesn't make a difference) then the Process Task should not run.
I'm figuring I need a VBscript or maybe a stored procedure, but I'm not very good with either so please give me some good ideas and provide a lot of details on how to implement.

Tanks in advance.
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Question by:garycris
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by:Lowfatspread
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do you mean NULL or just empty / false?

sounds like you want to do an Exists/Not Exists test...

e.g.

  If not Exists ( select 'y' from View1 where ...)
    amd not exists ( select 'y' from View2 where ...)
   begin
        do what you want
   end

hth
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by:garycris
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An example would be I have a view called Missing_Accounts.

I want to write an ActiveX VB script that checks if the query returns any records.

If it returns records, I want to DTSTaskExecResult_Failure
If it doesn't return any records, then I want DTSTaskExecResult_Success

Thanks
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by:garycris
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I've been giving this more thought and I think I could just say

SELECT COUNT(*)
FROM Missing_Acocunts

and then say if the result is 0 then success if <> 0 then failure.

So how do I run a query in an active x script and capture the result to test in an IF statement?
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by:rw3admin
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you can do
Select 1/(SELECT COUNT(*)
FROM Missing_Acocunts
)

if there are records this will succeed, if there are no records ( 0 records ) you will get 0 divided error and then you can go to your two execute process tasks on Succes and on Failure

rw3admin
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
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1. Create a Global Variable called MyCount data type integer.
2. Create an Execute SQL Task with:
SELECT COUNT(*) MyCount
FROM Missing_Acocunts
3. Click Parameters ...
4. Select the Output tab
5. Select Row Value option
6. Match the MyCount Parameter to the MyCount global variable.
7. Create an ActiveX Script Task and make sure to use Workflow so that it executes after the Execute SQL Task.
8. Add code as follows:
Function Main()

If  DTSGlobalVariables("MyCount").Value > 0 Then
      Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
Else
      Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure
End If

End Function
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by:garycris
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Exactly what I wanted.  Works perfect.

Thanks,
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