Execute TSQL from an activex task in a DTS package

I would like to have a dts package email the number of rows in a certain table.  I do not have sa rights to the server so I am using an activex task to send the email.  How can I get the results on the select into a variable in the activex script?

set @sql = 'SELECT @rowcount = COUNT(site_id) FROM gl_schedule WHERE (post_date = CONVERT(DATETIME, ''2007-04-04 00:00:00'', 102))'
lovingatxAsked:
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rboyd56Connect With a Mentor Commented:
If you are using xp_sendmail to send the email there is an @query parameter that you can pass the select statement. This will send the results of the query to the email recepient
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lovingatxAuthor Commented:
I can't use xp_sendmail so I am sending the email from an active x task in dts.  I need to get the result of a SQL statement into a variable in the active x task
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Christopher KileConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What database technology are you familiar with in Visual Basic?  Personally, I would recommend ActiveX Data Objects (ADO).  Build a connection and a recordset in ADO just as you would in a script (using CreateObject() to get the objects).  If you need any help with this, please let me know.
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lovingatxAuthor Commented:
This problem is resolved.  I added a sql task to the dts package, clicked parameters and defined a global vairable.  I referenced it in the active x script and emailed based on its value as detailed below.

'**********************************************************************
'  Visual Basic ActiveX Script
'************************************************************************

Function Main()
Dim url
Dim strbody
Dim iMsg
Dim iConf
Dim Flds
Dim strHTML
Dim rowcount
Dim strHTML2






'Send email to

Const cdoSendUsingPort = 2

Set iMsg = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
Set iConf = CreateObject("CDO.Configuration")

Set Flds = iConf.Fields

' Set the CDOSYS configuration fields to use port 25 on the SMTP server.

With Flds
    .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = cdoSendUsingPort
    'ToDo: Enter name or IP address of remote SMTP server.
    .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "192.1.1.1"
    .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 10
    .Update
End With

' Build HTML for message body.
strHTML = "<HTML>"
strHTML = strHTML & "<HEAD>"
strHTML = strHTML & "<BODY><B>"
strHTML = strHTML & "TMR warehouse populated with " & DTSGlobalVariables("ROWCOUNT").Value & " rows"
strHTML = strHTML & "</br>"
strHTML = strHTML & "</B></BODY>"
strHTML = strHTML & "</HTML>"

strHTML2 = "<HTML>"
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "<HEAD>"
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "<BODY><B>"
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "TMR warehouse has no data.  will follow up with a future email."
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "</br>"
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "</B></BODY>"
strHTML2 = strHTML2 & "</HTML>"

If DTSGlobalVariables("ROWCOUNT").Value = 0 Then
' Apply the settings to the message.
With iMsg
    Set .Configuration = iConf
   
    .To = "recipient"
    .replyto = "recipient@recipient.com"
    .From = "recipient@recipinet.com" 'ToDo: Enter a valid email address.
    .Subject = "FAILURE - TMR Cognos Dashboard Load"
    .HTMLBody = strHTML2
    .Send
End With

Else

' Apply the settings to the message.
With iMsg
    Set .Configuration = iConf
   
    .To = "recipient"
    .replyto = "recipient"
    .From = "recipient" 'ToDo: Enter a valid email address.
    .Subject = "Populated TMR warehouse with data"
    .HTMLBody = strHTML
    .Send
End With

End If


' Clean up variables.
Set iMsg = Nothing
Set iConf = Nothing
Set Flds = Nothing
      Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
End Function

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