How do I pass a variable in a MSSQL linked server query?

Posted on 2009-12-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hello experts,

I would like to pass a variable in a linked server query. I am using MSSQL 2008 SQL server management studio.

I am querying a linked server running a Progress database

This query works

select count('order') as 'Orders Entered' from Openquery(V2, 'select order from oe_head where ord_date = ''12/28/2009'' and company_oe = ''cc'' and rec_type = ''o''')

I would like to pass a variable DATE for the ord_date but can't seem to get the syntax correct

Any ideas?

Question by:pgeisler
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you can only do that with dynamic sql, as OPENQUERY does (unfortunately) not allow a variable for the SQL ...

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could you give an example?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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this should do....
and yes, this is the "hell of quotes" :)
declare @sql varchar(1000)
declare @date varchar(20)
declare @comp varchar(20)
declare @rect varchar(20)

set @date = '12/28/2009'
set @comp = 'cc'
set @rect = 'o'

set @sql = 'select count([order]) as [Orders Entered] 
 from Openquery(V2, ''select order from oe_head where ord_date = ''''' + @date + ''''' and company_oe = '''''+ @comp + ''''' and rec_type = ''''' + @rect + ''''' '') '

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ID: 31670385
Perfect example, it was the quote "hell of quotes" I was having trouble with.

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