Solved

An INSERT EXEC statement cannot be nested

Posted on 2008-06-20
1
4,551 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
When I try to capture the result set from sp_help_job using the following statement, it works fine:

INSERT dbname.dbo.tablename
EXEC [LinkedServer\Instance].msdb.dbo.sp_help_job @execution_status = 1
GO

If I try the following statement, it fails:

INSERT dbname.dbo.tablename
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_help_job @execution_status = 1

with this error message:

Msg 8164, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_get_composite_job_info, Line 72
An INSERT EXEC statement cannot be nested.

I'm guessing that this is because sp_help_job calls sp_get_composite_job_info which has an INSERT...EXEC statement itself.  Why does this work for the linked server, in that case?  Is it something to do with the way the result set is returned?  How can the result set be captured on a local server?  I've tried setting up a linked server pointing back at itself but that doesn't work.

Thanks.  
0
Comment
Question by:mr_omid
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mr_omid earned 0 total points
ID: 21847859
I found that this works:
INSERT dbo.TableName
SELECT * FROM OPENROWSET('sqloledb', 'server=servername;trusted_connection=yes', 'exec msdb.dbo.sp_help_job @execution_status=1')
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Everyone has problem when going to load data into Data warehouse (EDW). They all need to confirm that data quality is good but they don't no how to proceed. Microsoft has provided new task within SSIS 2008 called "Data Profiler Task". It solve th…
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Viewers will learn how the fundamental information of how to create a table.

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question