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CREATE PROC template help needed with simple example - SQL Server 2005 / 2008 !

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Hi,

I am new to creating templates in SQL Server 2005. I want to do a simple example on CREATE PROC. Can you please provide me the code ?

BTW: Can you please explain the below syntax ?

SELECT <Columns, sysname, >

I do not have anything after the sysname comma. Can you please explain me the syntax for this ?

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by:udayakumarlm
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USE AdventureWorks;
GO
IF OBJECT_ID ( 'HumanResources.usp_GetAllEmployees', 'P' ) IS NOT NULL
    DROP PROCEDURE HumanResources.usp_GetAllEmployees;
GO
CREATE PROCEDURE HumanResources.usp_GetAllEmployees
AS
    SELECT LastName, FirstName, JobTitle, Department
    FROM HumanResources.vEmployeeDepartment;
GO

where did you got this from
SELECT <Columns, sysname, >
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by:milani_lucie
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Creating templates (tql).

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by:udayakumarlm
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can you post the full query syntax for the SELECT <Columns, sysname, > , or an URL where i can refer
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by:rob_farley
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That syntax tells you that you're selecting a list of columns, and that the list is a series of sysname types (a column name is of type sysname). Sometimes there is a style indicator after the second comma, but not in this case, so it's left blank.

So... you say:

SELECT FirstName, LastName
FROM ...

...in which 'FirstName' and 'LastName' are both valid sysname types.

Hope this helps,

Rob
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by:milani_lucie
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EXEC [dbo].[< stored_procedure_name, sysname, usp_New >]

Here usp_New is style indicator ?

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by:rob_farley
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It's an example of what you could use there, showing you the style of how it could work.

Rob
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by:Chris Luttrell
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the 3rd parameter is what will be the default in the template.  If you do the following
    SELECT <Columns, sysname, *>
    FROM <Table, sysname, sys.objects>
and run the template with <CTRL><SHIFT>M you will see that the * and sys.objects will be put in the input boxes as defaults.
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by:milani_lucie
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CGLuttrell:

I agree with you.

All,

Do we have any comment on that ?

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by:rob_farley
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Yes - these values get used as the defaults, but I think should only be used as an indicator of style, rather than the value you actually intend to use.
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Straight from BOL:
"The template scripts provided with SQL Server Management Studio contain parameters to help you customize the code. Template parameter definitions use this format <parameter_name, data_type, value>, where:
*parameter_name is the name of the parameter in the script.
*data_type is the data type of the parameter.
*value is the value that is to replace every occurrence of the parameter in the script."
That is what the 3rd part of the template syntax is for.
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by:rob_farley
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Yup, and then you use the dialog box that appears to provide your own replacement values. So I prefer to put information in there that will help the user provide the right information, describing how the parameter should be used (not just a default value).

I agree, my original comment about the 'style' was misleading - it's based on my way of using templates. But I also think that BOLs comment about "the value that is to replace every occurrence" is also misleading, because the user gets prompted about what value should actually be used.

Rob
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