What is the AS400 sql syntax for declaring variables in a query

Can anyone help me convert the MS SQL Server 2005 statement below to AS400 syntax? I would like to use variables in an AS400 query but I am having trouble with the syntax.

Thanks!
David
declare @project as varchar(8);
declare @YEmonth as smallint;
 
set @project = '0127-001'
set @YEmonth = 12
 
SELECT	* 
FROM	entity
WHERE	entity_id = @project and
	fiscalYEM = @YEmonth

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Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database AdministratorCommented:

Unfortunately, all DB2's interacitve SQL environments (that I'm aware of) do not allow creating variables.

If you wrap those statements into a stored procedure, your script should work.

HTH,
DaveSlash

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Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database AdministratorCommented:

> If you wrap those statements into a stored procedure, your script should work.

Although I would lose the silly '@' - signs. That's Microsoft-specific syntax.
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dking_wriAuthor Commented:
I want to use the variables in a script in a command box in Crystal Reports. I don't have the rights to create stored procedures on the AS400. Can you think of a way to make this work in Crystal?
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Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database AdministratorCommented:

I usually just create a stored procedure to be called from Crystal. I don't know any other way, but I am not a Crystal expert, so I could definitely be wrong.

You may want to cross-post this to the Crystal Reports topic area.

HTH,
DaveSlash
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dking_wriAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!
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