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MSSQL Insert into multiple tables

Posted on 2010-08-16
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Hi

I want to insert into 2 tables multiple values.  e.g.

I have 2 tables.  

Table 1 = Emails_Sent
ES_ID, Cont_ID, DateTime

Table2 = Countrys_SentTo
CST_ID, ES_ID, Country_ID

A contact has multiple Countries.  When an e-mail is sent to them it logs in the Emails_Sent
and also logs the countries that contact is responsible for.  

If this was just one I'd have no problem using SCOPE_IDENTITY(), but I need to be able to do multiple e-mails sent at once

I have tried
Declare @ID int
Insert into  Emails_Sent (Cont_ID, DateTime) Select Cont_ID, getdate() From MyContTable
Set @ID = SCOPE_IDENTITY()
Insert into  Countrys_SentTo (ES_ID, Country_ID) Select @ID, County_F From MyCont_County_Table

The other issue I have is linking the 2 inserts into together e.g.MyContTable.Cont_ID = MyCont_County_Table.Cont_ID

I think I need to loop through the first, but don’t know how to do this.

Can any one help

Thanks

Brasso
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Om Prakash earned 500 total points
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You can use cursor to do the same. Example:

Declare @ID int
DECLARE @Cont_ID INT


DECLARE db_cursor CURSOR FOR Select Cont_ID  From MyContTable
OPEN db_cursor   
FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @Cont_ID
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0   
BEGIN   
	Insert into  Emails_Sent (Cont_ID, DateTime) values (@Cont_ID, getdate())
	Set @ID = SCOPE_IDENTITY()
	Insert into  Countrys_SentTo (ES_ID, Country_ID) Select @ID, County_F From MyCont_County_Table        

       FETCH NEXT FROM db_cursor INTO @Cont_ID
END   

CLOSE db_cursor   
DEALLOCATE db_cursor 

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by:man2002ua
ID: 33445319
The example above is simple and will work on any MSSQL, but as I can see you are using 2008, so you can use all power of MSSQL2008:


DECLARE @TmpTable table( InsID INTEGER);

Insert into  Emails_Sent (Cont_ID, DateTime) 
   OUTPUT INSERTED.<YOUR_IDENTITY_NAME_HERE>
   INTO @TmpTable
Select Cont_ID, getdate() From MyContTable;

Insert into  Countrys_SentTo (ES_ID, Country_ID) 
Select tmp.InsID, County_F From @TmpTable tmp, MyCont_County_Table;

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by:brasso_42
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Awsome workd like a dream!

Many thanks

Brasso
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