TSQL - common trigger code in a function?

In this thread:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SQL-Server-2005/Q_23771329.html

aaronakin kindly provided a generic trigger that would generate an insert statement for the given table.

Is it possible to abstract the code in the accepted answer of the referenced thread above, into a stored procedure so that the same code could be installed as a trigger on several tables? ie. I know I can't create a trigger for multiple tables, and I don't believe it's possible to pass a table as a variable (right?) so how might I abstract the body of that trigger into a stored procedure that I can call from several different triggers?

Thanks
PMH4514Asked:
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momi_sabagConnect With a Mentor Commented:
here you go

CREATE Procedure GetInsertStmts (@tableName sysname, @schemaName sysname)
AS
  DECLARE
      @SchemaID            INT,
      @TableID            INT,
      @Columns            VARCHAR(1000),
      @ColumnsTypes      VARCHAR(2000),
      @HasIdentity      BIT
 
  SELECT @SchemaID = schema_id, @TableID = parent_object_id
    FROM sys.objects
    WHERE object_id = object_id(quotename(@schemaName)+'.'+quotename(@tableName))
 
  SELECT @Columns = COALESCE(@Columns + ', ','') + '[' + [name] + ']'
       , @ColumnsTypes = COALESCE(@ColumnsTypes + ', ','') +
         CASE
           WHEN TYPE_NAME(system_type_id) IN ('tinyint','smallint','int','bigint'/*, etc*/)
             THEN '''+ CAST([' + [name] + '] AS VARCHAR(1000)) +'''
           WHEN TYPE_NAME(system_type_id) IN ('char','varchar','smalldatetime','datetime'/*, etc*/)
             THEN '''''''+ [' + [name] + '] +'''''''
           WHEN TYPE_NAME(system_type_id) IN ('nchar','nvarchar'/*, etc*/)
             THEN 'N''''''+ [' + [name] + '] +'''''''
         END
    FROM sys.columns
    WHERE object_id = @TableID
 
  IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE object_id = @TableID AND is_identity = 1)
    SET @HasIdentity = 1
  ELSE
    SET @HasIdentity = 0
 
  SELECT CASE @HasIdentity
           WHEN 1 THEN 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT '+ OBJECT_NAME(@TableID) +' ON; '
           ELSE ''
         END AS Query_IdentOn
       , 'INSERT INTO ['+ SCHEMA_NAME(@SchemaID) +'].['+ OBJECT_NAME(@TableID) +'] ('+ @Columns +') VALUES (' AS Query
       , CASE @HasIdentity
           WHEN 1 THEN 'SET IDENTITY_INSERT '+ OBJECT_NAME(@TableID) +' OFF;'
           ELSE ''
         END AS Query_IdentOff
       , *
    INTO ##i
    FROM #inserted
 
  DECLARE @SQL VARCHAR(MAX)
  SELECT @SQL = 'SELECT Query_IdentOn + Query + '''+ @ColumnsTypes +'); '' + Query_IdentOff FROM ##i'
  EXEC(@SQL)
 
  DROP TABLE ##i
GO
 


but before you call the procedure, inside your trigger you must perform
select *
into #inserted
from inserted
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PMH4514Author Commented:
Great thanks! So how best do I call it in the trigger? Do I hard-code the table name and dbo into the call? What is the purpose of the select * into #inserted?
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PMH4514Author Commented:
This does not seem to be working. It is running without errors, but @SQL ends up empty every time.
I notice that @TableID takes on a value of 0 in the initial select statement.
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PMH4514Author Commented:
I changed it to accept the table and schema ID's as paramaters, and select them from the trigger. Then it works just fine, so thanks!
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PMH4514Author Commented:
Any idea you might have as to why this only seems to work on one of my tables? I fire it off a series of times as data is inserted into several tables, and only one of them produces any output.. the return is NULL on all the rest..
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