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Hi
I have the following code, just really want to know whether it the most efficient way.

ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[Activate_Account]

      @MemberID VarChar(50) = '4b95187c-00ee-453b-9daf-456c3952da77'
AS

DECLARE @CurrentTime DateTime
SET @CurrentTime = GetDate()
DECLARE @MemberAccountCreated DateTime
DECLARE @TimeDiff INT
DECLARE @ReturnCode INT
SET @ReturnCode = 0

BEGIN
      
      SET NOCOUNT ON;

SELECT @MemberAccountCreated = dbo.Membership.MemberAccountCreated
         FROM dbo.Membership
WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID

SELECT @TimeDiff = CAST(a - b AS numeric(18,2))
            FROM (
                  SELECT
                        CAST(@CurrentTime AS datetime) AS a,
                        CAST(@MemberAccountCreated AS datetime) AS b
                  )AS TimeDiff

UPDATE dbo.Membership
      SET MemberActivateAccount = 1
WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID AND @TimeDiff < 2

IF(@TimeDiff > 2)
      BEGIN
SET @ReturnCode = 1
      END
ELSE IF(@@RowCount > 0)
      BEGIN
SET @ReturnCode = 2
      END
ELSE
      BEGIN
SET @ReturnCode = 3
      END

SELECT @ReturnCode AS ReturnCode
END
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Question by:BeginningWebDesign
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by:BrandonGalderisi
ID: 22717057
Let's go through this step by step
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[Activate_Account] 

      @MemberID VarChar(50) = '4b95187c-00ee-453b-9daf-456c3952da77'

AS
 

DECLARE @CurrentTime DateTime

SET @CurrentTime = GetDate()

DECLARE @MemberAccountCreated DateTime

DECLARE @TimeDiff INT

DECLARE @ReturnCode INT

SET @ReturnCode = 0
 

BEGIN

      

      SET NOCOUNT ON;
 

--just for my sanity, why qualify a single column single table select :)

SELECT @MemberAccountCreated = MemberAccountCreated

FROM dbo.Membership

WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID
 

--this is an elaborate datediff.

SELECT @TimeDiff = CAST(CurrentTime  - MemberAccountCreated  AS numeric(18,2))

            FROM (

                  SELECT

                        CAST(@CurrentTime AS datetime) AS a,

                        CAST(@MemberAccountCreated AS datetime) AS b

                  )AS TimeDiff
 

/*

--this is a simpler datediff

--and testing here instead of in the where clause will prevent an index seek on memberuserid in the table since you will only actually do the update when the @timediff was <2

*/

if datediff(d, @CurrentTime,@MemberAccountCreated)<2

begin

UPDATE dbo.Membership

set MemberActivateAccount = 1

WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID

if @@rowcount>0

set @returnCode=2

else

set @returnCode=3

end

else 

set @returncode=1

--what about if @timediff=2.  You are testing for >2 and <2 but =2 will fall into the else, which is 3

/*

IF(@TimeDiff > 2)

      BEGIN

SET @ReturnCode = 1

      END

ELSE IF(@@RowCount > 0)

      BEGIN 

SET @ReturnCode = 2

      END

ELSE

      BEGIN

SET @ReturnCode = 3

      END

*/

SELECT @ReturnCode AS ReturnCode

END

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by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 22718588
Hi BrandonGalderisi:
Thanks, the code returns 2(success) even when the date is greater than 2, it should return 1
George
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Expert Comment

by:Mark Wills
ID: 22719653
OK, we know that memberaccountcreated is meant to be a datetime...

because of : SELECT @MemberAccountCreated = dbo.Membership.MemberAccountCreated  FROM dbo.Membership...

So, we also know that CurrentTime is similarly a legitimate datetime, so not sure whay the "CAST" is required, so we can achieve a lot in one statement...


UPDATE Membership SET MemberActivateAccount = 1

WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID 

AND datediff(dd,MemberAccountCreated, getdate()) < 2 
 

IF(@@RowCount > 0)

   SET @ReturnCode = 2

ELSE

   SET @ReturnCode = 1
 

-- It would appear that returncode = 1 is an un-updateable query where data exists, just not within 2 days. 

-- Similarly, returncode of 3 means similar things, but could also mean that member does not exist. Do you really need that three part flag ?

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by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 22725136
Hi mark_wills:

ReturnCode 1 = Successfull update, MemberUserID exists and account is activated within 2 days.
ReturnCode 2 = MemberUserID exists, but new member has not activated account within the 2 day limit so no update has taken place.
ReturnCode 3 = No update has taken place not really bothered why, just inform new member that cannot activate account

Hope this helps
George
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by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 22726379
Sorry my mistake wrong way round, should read

ReturnCode 1 = MemberUserID exists, but new member has not activated account within the 2 day limit so no update has taken place.

ReturnCode 2 = Successfull update, MemberUserID exists and account is activated within 2 days.

ReturnCode 3 = No update has taken place not really bothered why, just inform new member that cannot activate account

George
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by:Mark Wills
ID: 22728136
So, 1 and 3 are essentially the same, except that 3 no longer has an opportunity to activate and really, the only time that is different to 1 is where memberid does not exist - so really - what is the difference ?
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by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 22728391
Hi Mark
This is what i should have wrote, 3 will only be returned if an error occured, 2 if update success and 1 if update failed due to date diff been more than 2 days

IF(@@RowCount > 0)
   SET @ReturnCode = 2
ELSE
   SET @ReturnCode = 1

SELECT @Error = @@Error

IF @Error != 0
      BEGIN
            SET @ReturnCode = 3
      END
 SELECT @ReturnCode AS ReturnCode
END

Questions is, will @Error ever run as i have tried a few examples and all have failed getting @ReturnCode to = 3

George
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by:Mark Wills
ID: 22730124
I think a return code of 3 will only ever be legitimate if @MemberID does not exist (looking at the very original) or, the @MemberID is held under lock and the update has to time out / fail...

So, it is possible for a legitimate error to happen... but outcome / followup action is more like returncode =1  ( meaning please update your membership before it is too late )...

Now if @memberid does not exist, or more than 'nn' days. Could check for 'cleanup' actions... maybe a returncode of 4 ?

Your call, and can very simply add error checking, the reason why you are not getting errors is possibly because how it is being checked. Need to capture both at the same time (in yours the @@error is responding to the IF statement).
DECLARE @ErrorVar INT, 

        @RowCountVar INT;
 

UPDATE Membership SET MemberActivateAccount = 1

WHERE MemberUserID = @MemberID 

AND datediff(dd,MemberAccountCreated, getdate()) < 2 
 

SELECT @ErrorVar = @@ERROR, @RowCountVar = @@ROWCOUNT;
 

IF(@RowCountVar > 0)

   SET @ReturnCode = 2

ELSE

IF (@errorVar > 0

   SET @ReturnCode = 3

ELSE

   SET @ReturnCode = 1

 

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