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Why am I getting this error when trying to create a stored procedure? [SQL Error (-9704) : For SPL routine, parameter must be named.]

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I am trying to create a stored procedure that will in turn runs scripts to create tables. However, I only want these scripts to be executed when the tables don't already exist. Below is the procedure I am creating:

CREATE DBA PROCEDURE createauditTBL(tblName) ;
  DEFINE tblOwner CHAR(20);
  DEFINE tblName  CHAR(20);
  DEFINE l_stmnt  CHAR(50);

  LET tblOwner = NULL;

  SELECT owner into tblOwner FROM systables WHERE tabname = tblName;

  IF tblOwner IS NULL OR tblOwner[1,1] = " " THEN
    -- We can run the script to create the table...
    LET l_stmnt = "create_"||tblName||".sh";
    SYSTEM l_stmnt;
  ELSE
    -- No need to create, DBA must decide if the need to manual drop this table
    RAISE EXCEPTION -746, 0, "The table "||tblName||" already exists";
  END IF
END PROCEDURE;
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Question by:ShaneLJM
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Try defininging parameter tblname
ie
CREATE DBA PROCEDURE createauditTBL(tblName CHAR(20)) ;
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by:TheLastStraw
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Your parameter tblname should be define as a datatype, I believe your DEFINE statement of same name will not act on the parameter passed but defines a new variable probably causing some name conflict. Version I have available to me makes me unable to simulate your issue but you couldtry definevariable as per my previous post and remove the DEFINE statment within the procedure.
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