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How do you create a view using MS SQL server Management Suite

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Need to utilize an outer join and user date paramter, therefore creating a view to provide the user to query with a date paramter.
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Well, the views cannot be parametrized, that is the first point, in that case you must use tabular functions
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by:Sharath
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You can create a view in SSMS by right click on Views folder in your database. A window will be opened, from where you can pick existing tables/views/Functions/Synonyms for the creation of your view.

>> therefore creating a view to provide the user to query with a date paramter.
If you want to pass a date parameter in the SELECT query of your view, you can create a stored procedure and pass the date as parameter.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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http:#22707820 is correct.  You can't really use a view for this.  You would want to create a procedure.



create procedure up_MyProc

 @DateParam datetime

as

set nocount on

select t1.col1, t2.col2, t3.col3

from table1 t1

join table2 t2 

on t1.id=t2.id

join table3 t3

on t2.id2 = t3.id2

where t3.YourDateField = @DateParam

go
 

--then execute it like this:

exec up_MyProc '20081013'

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I prefer to use tabular functions, if you want to join your query results you will have to do some more work if you use stored procedures.

Tabular functions are made for that... stored procedures are used to perform changes in databases... is the common sense
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by:bradleydandrews
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Not having a solid SQL background, I chose to create an Excel Pivot Table built on an OLAP cube. The user then can alter the date inclusion using the page dropdown.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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But http:#22707806, http:#22707881 and http:#22707820 gave good responses.
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by:bradleydandrews
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I agreed with the solution, however the answer clearly begged for another question.
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