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im trying to create a user defined function, but cant execute it as an error message appears

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when trying to run an sql 2005 user defined function, it wont execute as the following error message occurs:

Msg 443, Level 16, State 15, Procedure InsertMailingPreferences, Line 60
Invalid use of side-effecting or time-dependent operator in 'INSERT' within a function.

How do i resolve this?

THanks

Julia
USE [MembershipDB]
GO
/****** Object:  UserDefinedFunction [dbo].[getUpgradeProductIdInPackage]    Script Date: 10/27/2008 14:09:44 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
create FUNCTION [dbo].[InsertMailingPreferences] (
			
			@PackageID int,
			@AddressID int,
			@UserName nvarchar(100)
								
			)
returns nvarchar(50)--int	
as
BEGIN
 
 
DECLARE @Counter int
SET @Counter = 0
 
DECLARE @TotalRows int
DECLARE @ServiceID int
DECLARE @MailingMethodID int
DECLARE @MaxServiceID int
DECLARE @NowDate datetime
--------------------------------------------------------------
DECLARE @DefaultMailingsTable	table
(
		ServiceID int,
		ServiceName nvarchar(50),
		DefaultMailingMethodID int,
		MethodDesc nvarchar(50)
		)
 
 
--SET @DefaultMailingsTable = dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID)
--SET @DefaultMailingsTable = (SELECT * FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID))
 
Insert Into @DefaultMailingsTable
SELECT * FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID)
 
SET @TotalRows = (SELECT Count(*) FROM @DefaultMailingsTable)
SET @MaxServiceID = (SELECT Max (ServiceID) FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID))
 
 
WHILE (@Counter < @MaxServiceID+1)
BEGIN
 
--Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE   exists
--		(Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
 
	If  (Select ServiceID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE   serviceID in  (@Counter)) is NOT null
		--(Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)) = @Counter -- is not null
 
	BEGIN
	Set @ServiceID = (Select ServiceID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
	Set @MailingMethodID = (Select  DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
	Set @NowDate = getDate()
--convert(datetime,getDate(),103)
 
 
 
 
	
	INSERT INTO dbo.MailingUserPreferences(UserName, DateSelected, MailingMethodID, AddressID, ServiceID)
	VALUES(@UserName, convert(datetime,24/05/2008,103),  1, @AddressID, @ServiceID);
	SET @Counter = @Counter + 1	
	END
 
	Else 
 
	Begin
	SET @Counter = @Counter + 1	
	end
 
 
 
 
END
 
 
 
 
Return 'Success'
--Return @PackageID
 
 
 
 
END

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You can't run DML statements on user tables inside functions like that.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Chap is right... but what you really want is a stored procedure.
USE [MembershipDB]
GO
/****** Object:  procedure[dbo].[getUpgradeProductIdInPackage]    Script Date: 10/27/2008 14:09:44 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
create procedure [dbo].[InsertMailingPreferences] 
                        
                        @PackageID int,
                        @AddressID int,
                        @UserName nvarchar(100)
                        @output nvarchar(50) output                                        
as
BEGIN
 
 
DECLARE @Counter int
SET @Counter = 0
 
DECLARE @TotalRows int
DECLARE @ServiceID int
DECLARE @MailingMethodID int
DECLARE @MaxServiceID int
DECLARE @NowDate datetime
--------------------------------------------------------------
DECLARE @DefaultMailingsTable   table
(
                ServiceID int,
                ServiceName nvarchar(50),
                DefaultMailingMethodID int,
                MethodDesc nvarchar(50)
                )
 
 
--SET @DefaultMailingsTable = dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID)
--SET @DefaultMailingsTable = (SELECT * FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID))
 
Insert Into @DefaultMailingsTable
SELECT * FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID)
 
SET @TotalRows = (SELECT Count(*) FROM @DefaultMailingsTable)
SET @MaxServiceID = (SELECT Max (ServiceID) FROM dbo.getDefaultMailingPreferencesForPackage(@PackageID))
 
 
WHILE (@Counter < @MaxServiceID+1)
BEGIN
 
--Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE   exists
--              (Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
 
        If  (Select ServiceID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE   serviceID in  (@Counter)) is NOT null
                --(Select ServiceID, DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)) = @Counter -- is not null
 
        BEGIN
        Set @ServiceID = (Select ServiceID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
        Set @MailingMethodID = (Select  DefaultMailingMethodID FROM @DefaultMailingsTable WHERE ServiceID = @Counter)
        Set @NowDate = getDate()
--convert(datetime,getDate(),103)
 
 
 
 
        
        INSERT INTO dbo.MailingUserPreferences(UserName, DateSelected, MailingMethodID, AddressID, ServiceID)
        VALUES(@UserName, convert(datetime,24/05/2008,103),  1, @AddressID, @ServiceID);
        SET @Counter = @Counter + 1     
        END
 
        Else 
 
        Begin
        SET @Counter = @Counter + 1     
        end
 
 
 
 
END
 
 
 
 
set @Output= 'Success'   -- to set the output parameter
print @Output            -- to print it to screen
--Return @PackageID
 
 
 
 
END

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by:Juliafrazer
ID: 22830179
Thanks,

but this function is the second call, after a stored procedure, which then calls another function as you can see.

The problem is, when i convert the above function to a strored procecure, i cant call it from another stored procedure...or can i?

Thanks

Julia
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by:chapmandew
ID: 22830303
absolutely....you can call another proc from one proc


create proc allprocs
as
exec proc1
exec proc2
exec proc3
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