SQL running dbcc shrinkfile from a stored procedure

Hi,
I have a stored proc on a bespoke utils database that takes the parameters @database, @size. When the proc is called it finds the tran log file id for the given database and truncates it. However I also want to run the DBCC shrinkfile (<file_id>, option, size) against this database.

Essentially I need to know how to run this command against a different database to the one currently OR how to get some form of "use database" command in a stored proc.

Any help greatly appreciated
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you would need dynamic sql:


CREATE PROCEDURE yourproc 
( @database sysname
, @fileid int
, @size int
)
AS
DECLARE @sql VARCHAR(2000)
SET @sql = '
   USE [' + @database + ']
   DBCC SHRINKFILE( ' + CAST( @fileid as VARCHAR(100)) + ' , option, ' + CAST( @size as VARCHAR(100)) + ' ) 
  '
  
EXEC(@sql)

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NetstoreAuthor Commented:
I've just thought of that - dynamic SQL - I'll give it a go and I think your right 8)
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