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Stored Procedure to run every day at midnight

Posted on 2007-12-06
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Hi guys
I sort of  know how to write a stored procedure but IS there any way to get it to run every day at midnight  on a shared platform where I not setup a scheduled task to actually run the SP?

What I want to do is delete all records from Classifieds where DateExpired > Date + 30.

Is it better to run this on the default.asp page someway and execute the SP before I select the latest records?

I am running on sql2005
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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do you have access to the sql agant scheduling?
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by:answer_me
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1. You can scehdule a sql job.
2. whenever you are accessing from asp page you need to ensure that job has run successfully otherwise call the stored procedure directly before proceeding.
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by:clearchannel
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I don't have access to the Agent only the following options under SQL2005.

Database
  <my db name>
Security
  logins
  server roles
  credentials
Server Objects
  backup devices
  Linked Servers
  Triggers

Replication

Management
   Activity Monitor
   Database Mail
   DTC

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by:imitchie
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Use task scheduler to add a job for SQLCMD. Check SQLCMD /? from the command line

SQLCMD <server> <login> <db> <sqlcommand>
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by:clearchannel
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I do not have access to this sort of functionality.
If you read my message I am on shared SQL environment with a hosting company!
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by:imitchie
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Default.asp is your best bet then - but if users can bookmark other pages, then make it a global include page.
Make it perform a
delete .. classified .. where date..
on every single page that must not see old classifieds.
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by:clearchannel
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Yeah but thats going to be processor intensive when I have over 1000 users acessing the site on a daily basis. I would rather run something once every night somehow.

is there no other way to do what I want?
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imitchie earned 250 total points
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Okay, you have access to your system via HTTP right???
How about a scheduled task on your machine, can you handle that?
Just find a simple vbscript that will connect and ask for a .asp page. You can do the delete there....
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by:clearchannel
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Again, that relies on my pc being on the intenrnet at the time or even being powered up!

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by:imitchie
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I don't know about ASP, but PHP code allows access to filesystems, so you can keep track using a status file. PHP doesn't mind checking many files for each page production, so I assume the same thing would work if ASP can manipulate files.

It's not really that intensive to fire a query on a properly indexed table. A page may run anywhere from 1-20 queries and still produce pages quite quickly.
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by:clearchannel
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I think I am going to execute a scheduled asp page to run.

BUT what is wrong with my code below?

SELECT * FROM dbo.Classifieds
WHERE (DateCreated+ TimePeriod + 30) >= Date()
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by:imitchie
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SELECT * FROM dbo.Classifieds
WHERE (DateCreated+ TimePeriod + 30) >= GetDate()

assuming timeperiod is datetime
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by:imitchie
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Probably use functions:

SELECT * FROM dbo.Classifieds
WHERE DateAdd(d, 30, DateCreated+ TimePeriod) >= GetDate()
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by:clearchannel
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I have chaged the above to

"SELECT * FROM dbo.Classifieds WHERE DateAdd(d, 7, DateCreated+TimePeriod) < GetDate()"

Can someone please clarify that that call should select all records where the createdDate+timeperiod+7 < todays date
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you might be interested by the following:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187331.aspx

the WAITFOR would allow you to run at a given time...
now, you could "loop" to make it "scheduled" every week, or just run a script on your machine to connect once per day to run that...
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