Posted on 2008-06-18
Last Modified: 2008-09-10
Hi, I'm using SQL SERVER 2005...
is it possible to use OPENROWSET with a EXEC command?

Something like:

FROM OPENROWSET('SQLOLEDB','localhost';'sa';'P@ssw0rd',
'sp_executeSQL N''MyDataBase..sp_GetMyData 2008, null, 4'' ') TblA

Strangely enough (or not) this doesn't work :)

Is it possible to make it work?

Question by:Alexandre Simões
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Accepted Solution

chuckatwork earned 500 total points
ID: 21816334
You have to enable it via Surface Area Configuration tool.
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Author Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 22437018
Sorry for leaving this so long but I never actually tried the solution.
We ended using a different approach at the business level so ended up not needing this.

I'm accepting it as it could be a cause.

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Expert Comment

by:Mark Wills
ID: 24453387
just happened across this, and thought you might like to see how :

select * from openrowset('SQLNCLI', 'Server=MY_SVR_NAME;Trusted_Connection=yes;','EXEC MY_DB_NAME..USP_MY_SP null,null,null,null') a

Now, it will fail unless the stored procedure does have a predefined (ie at create sp time) list of columns. It is quite "sensitive" (read fussy).

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