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Cannot find the object "@dbName"

Posted on 2009-05-15
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Can anyone tell me what I can do to make this work?  The stored procedure is altered successfully, but when I try to run it with the command to execute it I get the following error:

EXEC sbs_ClearAllData 'Account'

Msg 4902, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sbs_ClearAllData, Line 16
Cannot find the object "dbo.@dbName" because it does not exist or you do not have permissions.
ALTER PROCEDURE sbs_ClearAllData
	@dbName varchar(50)  <-- This is line 16, fyi
 
AS
BEGIN
 
	SET NOCOUNT ON;	
 
	ALTER TABLE [dbo].[@dbName] NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL;
 
	IF OBJECTPROPERTY(object_id('@dbName'), 'TableHasForeignRef') = 1  
		DELETE FROM [dbo].[@dbName]  
	else   
		TRUNCATE TABLE [dbo].[@dbName]
 
	ALTER TABLE [dbo].[@dbName] CHECK CONSTRAINT ALL
 
	IF OBJECTPROPERTY(object_id('@dbName'), 'TableHasIdentity') = 1   
	DBCC CHECKIDENT ('@dbName', RESEED, 0)
 
	-- Populate TransactionCategory
	IF (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM TransactionCategory) = 0
	BEGIN
		INSERT INTO TransactionCategory
			(Id, Code, Description, IsCredit)
		VALUES
			(NEWID(), 'D', 'Debit', 0)
		INSERT INTO TransactionCategory
			(Id, Code, Description, IsCredit)
		VALUES
			(NEWID(), 'C', 'Credit', 1)
	END
 
END

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Question by:bakerOSU333
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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>ALTER TABLE [dbo].[@dbName] NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL;
you cannot run that without dynamic sql.


exec ('ALTER TABLE [dbo].[' + @dbName + '] NOCHECK CONSTRAINT ALL')

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 24399927
DBCC CHECKIDENT '@dbName, RESEED, 0)   -- no quotes
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by:James Murrell
ID: 24399946
Personally i would check you have permission for that server, not just read access
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by:bakerOSU333
ID: 24400016
angellll,

how would I fix this section of the code now?  it's closer to working, but I need to make the dbName become a column name for the id property and here is the error I get with the code snip after that:

Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid column name 'Account'.
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid column name 'TableHasForeignRef'.

EXEC ('IF OBJECTPROPERTY(object_id("' + @dbName + '"), "TableHasForeignRef") = 1  
            DELETE FROM [dbo].['+ @dbName + ']  
      else  
            TRUNCATE TABLE [dbo].[' + @dbName + ']')
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 24400196
please try this:
EXEC ('IF OBJECTPROPERTY(object_id(''' + @dbName + '''), ''TableHasForeignRef'') = 1  
            DELETE FROM [dbo].['+ @dbName + ']  
      else  
            TRUNCATE TABLE [dbo].[' + @dbName + ']')

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