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I have a query in sql that uses temp tables and table variables.  I would like to use this to generate a report through Cognos. Firstly can anyone tell me if you can use queries containing temp tables and variables in Cognos?

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Your best bet for that is to create a stored procedure.  You can then either import the stored procedure into Framework Manager, or put the exec command in a SQL object in your report.  You would need to use prompt macros to insert variables into the SQL or Exec statment.

Note that Cognos has some limitations on what kinds of SP's it'll accept.  The SP has to return only one dataset; less and we'll error, more and we'll ignore the data.  There should be some information on this in the Framework Manager Users Guide.

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Thanks RWrigley

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