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I am wondering if it is possible to run a selct query in a sp, and have the output variable return an array of the rows?
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A table variable can be returned from a UDF, but not an SP.

How do you intend to use the returned values?
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as far as i know there are no array in sql server, for 1 dimension array u can convert it as string for m-dimension. can u explain how to uexpect ur output to be ?
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I guess, I am wondering if I can return a recordset from a sp... in code...

(please bear with me, I usually only use sql to store data... not do the work...)
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sorry.  in code as in, I'll be calling this from a classic asp page ...
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u can write a sp that contains ur query and return the resultset in XML. and with XML i'm sure XML is more convenient for asp than array
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You CAN indeed do as you intend...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306574


Alternately, you could use a table-valued UDF.
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thanks folks
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