Cant update a SP

Posted on 2009-05-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi - I'm no SQL guru but I had a database running a website that was SQL 2000 - I could create and update SPs no problem in it. My host upgraded to 2008 - when I go into Programability and SPs and chose to modify a SP - it keeps on prompting me to save is somewhere else when I click save.

It's a simple SP to delete some records after a period of time...

Also - I can't seem to create one as I used to in 2000. It again asks me to save it as a file rather than add it to the list of SPs in Management Studio...

Am I missing something really simple here?

USE [agoy]
/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[sp_delete_oldemailtohosts]    Script Date: 05/17/2009 23:09:03 ******/
ALTER procedure [dbo].[sp_delete_oldemailtohosts]
FROM         EmailsToHosts
WHERE     (EmailDate < DATEADD([month], - 3, GETDATE()))

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Question by:craig32768
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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> it keeps on prompting me to save is somewhere else
you have to RUN the sql (alter proc), and not SAVE it (to file).

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Thanks...that worked.  How about creating a new one - in Enterprise Manager for SQL 2000 - I used to click and create a new SP - and it would appear in the SP file tree - in 2008 it doesn't seem to do that?

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AngelIII - I really need to get to grips with SQL 2008 - can you recommend any books for 'beginners' :-) ?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>How about creating a new one
open a query window, and run a CREATE PROCEDURE statement ...

>can you recommend any books for 'beginners' :-) ?
sorry, I didn't need any books ...

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OK - thanks - Guess that's why your a 'Genius' ;-)

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Thanks - much appreciated

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