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@return_value error

Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I'm writing essentially my first real Stored Procedure, and I continue to get this error when I execute it, regarding an @return_value, which I have not even declared in the Stored Procedure.  It displays this code that I did not write:

USE [Prax_PO]

DECLARE      @return_value int

EXEC      @return_value = [dbo].[PRax3]

SELECT      'Return Value' = @return_value


And gives this error message, which is very cryptic:

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Procedure ResultingNewQuery, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near ')'.

(1 row(s) affected)

I have no idea what it is talking about and would appreciate any help.  Is it just me or is SQL Server really not intuitive at all?  Thanks a lot in advance.
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