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SQL OPENXML and Dynamic Table names

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I am trying to turn this OpenXML syntax into using a dynamic table name but having some trouble. Any help would be much appreciated.

Declare @iDoc integer

EXEC sp_xml_preparedocument @iDoc OUTPUT, @XmlDoc

declare @insertxml varchar(8000)
set @insertxml = 'INSERT ' + @rdsn + '.contacts_temp_' + @client1 + ' (mail_ref,title, firstname, lastname, email, tracknum, contact_owner, lead_source, sms, fax, skype, msn, yahoo, phone, website, birthdate, sex, email_optin, sms_optin, company, jobtitle, department, address1, address2, address3, town, county, postcode, country, alt_address1, alt_address2, alt_address3, alt_town, alt_county, alt_postcode, alt_country, additional1, additional2, additional3)
SELECT mailref, title, firstname, lastname, email, recnum, contactowner, leadsource, mobile, fax, skype, msn, yahoo, telephone, website, birthdate, sex, emailoptin, smsoptin, company, jobtitle, department, address1, address2, address3, town, county, postcode, country, altaddress1, altaddress2, altaddress3, alttown, altcounty, altpostcode, altcountry, additional1, additional2, additional3
FROM OpenXml(' + @idoc + ', "root/contact", 2)
With (
mailref varchar(150),
title varchar(150),
firstname varchar(150),
lastname varchar(150),
email varchar(500),
recnum varchar(100),
contactowner varchar(100),
leadsource varchar(100),
mobile varchar(100),
fax varchar(100),
skype varchar(150),
msn varchar(150),
yahoo varchar(150),
telephone varchar(150),
website varchar(150),
birthdate varchar(150),
sex varchar(150),
emailoptin bit,
smsoptin bit,
company varchar(150),
jobtitle varchar(150),
department varchar(150),
address1 varchar(150),
address2 varchar(150),
address3 varchar(150),
town varchar(150),
county varchar(150),
postcode varchar(150),
country varchar(150),
altaddress1 varchar(150),
altaddress2 varchar(150),
altaddress3 varchar(150),
alttown varchar(150),
altcounty varchar(150),
altpostcode varchar(150),
altcountry varchar(150),
additional1 varchar(150),
additional2 varchar(150),
additional3 varchar(150))'

EXEC sp_xml_removedocument @idoc

EXEC (@insertxml)

I am getting the error "Syntax error converting the varchar value"
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by:sdonthi
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Fields emailoptin bit & smsoptin bit are number fields either 1 or 0 and I think you're trying to send character type of data.
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by:marketboy
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Hi sdonthi,

I'm afraid I don't understand your comment, the emailoptin & smsoptin fields are filled with 1's and 0's but I thought because I had defined it as a bit type it would be ok.

Could you give me an example of what you are talkiing about.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Please post your Xml.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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But I suspect your problem is that this:
FROM OpenXml(' + @idoc + ', "root/contact", 2)

Should be:
FROM OpenXml(' + CAST(@idoc as varchar(20)) + ', "root/contact", 2)
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Anthony Perkins earned 500 total points
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Also the XPath should be enclosed in single quotes (two of them as Dynamic SQL) not double quotes as in:

FROM OpenXml(' + CAST(@idoc as varchar(20)) + ', ''root/contact'', 2)
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by:marketboy
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This has gotten over the converting varchar value but it now is giving me an error: incorrect syntax near '7' which every time it runs returns a different number in an increment of 2. -

Here is an example of the XML file I am parsing:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <root> <contact> <mailref>DB2DB4BC-E081-5F17-9CF9C2FC26D47995</mailref> <title>Mr</title> <firstname>Chris</firstname> <lastname>Poole</lastname> <email>chris@marketsuite.co.uk</email> <recnum>1</recnum> <contactowner/> <leadsource/> <mobile>4.48E+11</mobile> <fax>123</fax> <skype/> <msn/> <yahoo/> <telephone/> <website/> <birthdate/> <sex/> <emailoptin>1</emailoptin> <smsoptin>1</smsoptin> <company/> <jobtitle/> <department/> <address1>Address1</address1> <address2>Address2</address2> <address3>Address3</address3> <town/> <county/> <postcode/> <country/> <altaddress1/> <altaddress2/> <altaddress3/> <alttown/> <altcounty/> <altpostcode/> <altcountry/> <additional1/> <additional2/> <additional3/> </contact> <contact> <mailref>DB2DB4CB-E081-5F17-9C832B6E98985A2F</mailref> <title/> <firstname/> <lastname/> <email>bill@marketsuite.co.uk</email> <recnum>2</recnum> <contactowner/> <leadsource/> <mobile>4.48E+11</mobile> <fax/> <skype/> <msn/> <yahoo/> <telephone/> <website/> <birthdate/> <sex/> <emailoptin>1</emailoptin> <smsoptin>1</smsoptin> <company/> <jobtitle/> <department/> <address1/> <address2/> <address3/> <town/> <county/> <postcode/> <country/> <altaddress1/> <altaddress2/> <altaddress3/> <alttown/> <altcounty/> <altpostcode/> <altcountry/> <additional1/> <additional2/> <additional3/> </contact> </root>
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Make the following tempoary change:

EXEC sp_xml_removedocument @idoc

Print @insertxml
-- EXEC (@insertxml)

And post the result here.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Also, the CREATE TABLE statement for the table ('.contacts_temp_' + @client1) in the Dynamic SQL statement.
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by:marketboy
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Hi AC,

I am sending in variables from coldfusion to SQL stored procedure but nothing is being returned, is there any log in SQL where this information is stored?

The create table statement works fine but did you want me to put the print statement in there as well?
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by:Anthony Perkins
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In order for me to understand what is going on I need:
1. The CREATE TABLE statement.
2. The output of the PRINT statement
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