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Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hi,

I've got a stored procedure:

CREATE PROCEDURE TestTable.spTest
      @StartDateGreaterThan SMALLDATETIME,
      @StartDateLessThan SMALLDATETIME
AS
   SELECT * FROM TestTable
   WHERE StartDate > @StartDateGreaterThan AND StartDate < @StartDateLessThan

When I try to execute it, via:

EXECUTE TestTable.spTest 1-1-1900, 1-1-2100

I get:

Incorrect syntax near '-'.

Here's what else I've tried:

EXECUTE TestTable.spTest '1-1-1900', '1-1-2100'
-> Error converting data type varchar to smalldatetime.
EXECUTE TestTable.spTest #1-1-1900#, #1-1-2100#
-> Incorrect syntax near '-'.
EXECUTE TestTable.spTest '1/1/1900', '1/1/2100'
-> Error converting data type varchar to smalldatetime.
EXECUTE TestTable.spTest 1/1/1900, 1/1/2100
-> Incorrect syntax near '/'.


What is the correct way to call this stored procedure?
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Question by:CMES-IT
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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EXECUTE TestTable.spTest '1900-01-01', '2100-01-01'
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 375 total points
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or, the professional way:

DECLARE @s datetime
DECLARE @e datetime
SET @s = CONVERT(datetime, '1900-01-01', 120)
SET @e = CONVERT(datetime, '2100-01-01', 120)

EXECUTE TestTable.spTest @s, @e
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by:CMES-IT
ID: 17941165
Hi Angel,

Thanks,

This:
EXECUTE TestTable.spTest '1900-01-01', '2100-01-01'
Produces: Error converting data type varchar to smalldatetime.

And This:

DECLARE @s datetime
DECLARE @e datetime
SET @s = CONVERT(datetime, '1900-01-01', 120)
SET @e = CONVERT(datetime, '2100-01-01', 120)

EXECUTE TestTable.spTest @s, @e

Produces:
Error converting data type varchar to smalldatetime.

However, that second one got me on the right track.

The correct syntax is:

DECLARE @s smalldatetime
DECLARE @e smalldatetime
SET @s = CONVERT(smalldatetime, '1950-01-01', 120)
SET @e = CONVERT(smalldatetime, '2050-01-01', 120)

EXECUTE Accounting.spAccountCodeTest @s, @e

That works!

Thanks for getting me on the right track ;)

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