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EXECUTE cannot be used as a source when inserting into a table variable.

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the following format works in 2005, not in 2000...

what would be the equivalent of the same in 2000?
insert @test
EXEC ('EXEC ' + @database_name + '.dbo.sp_helprotect')

*@test is a table variable
*@database_name is a temp variable
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Question by:anushahanna
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by:chapmandew
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Yep, you can't do that in 2005.  2008 you can I believe, but not 2005.  Use temp tables instead.
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by:anushahanna
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no, i meant to say
insert @test
EXEC ('EXEC ' + @database_name + '.dbo.sp_helprotect')

works in 2005, not in 2000.

how would you do it in 2000?
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by:cyberkiwi
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Just a sql server 2000 limitation.
#Temp works, so a 2-step process will work

if object_id('tempdb..#test') is not null drop table #test;
declare @database_name varchaR(100) set @database_name = 'tempdb'
declare @test table (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
create table #test (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
insert #test
EXEC master.dbo.sp_helprotect
insert @test select * from #test
select * from @test
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by:anushahanna
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in other words,
EXEC ('EXEC ' + @database_name + '.dbo.sp_helprotect') would work wtih regardless of temp table or table variable.. in 2005..

is there a way to do it in one sentence like that in 2000...
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by:chapmandew
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I'd use temp tables.  :)
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by:cyberkiwi
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Sorry, was testing, this is the complete one including your @database_name variable

if object_id('tempdb..#test') is not null drop table #test;
declare @database_name varchaR(100) set @database_name = 'master'
declare @test table (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
create table #test (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
declare @sql varchar(1000)
set @sql = 'insert #test EXEC [' + @database_name +'].dbo.sp_helprotect'
exec(@sql)
insert @test select * from #test
select * from @test
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by:cyberkiwi
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> I'd use temp tables.  :)

Yes, so would I.. haha
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by:anushahanna
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Oh-- perfect..

so there are 2 limitations, actually?

the exec within the exec part...
and
table variable, too, right?
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cyberkiwi earned 380 total points
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There is only one - the table variable
I was iterating through options, and removed the double EXEC while doing that
This works as well
if object_id('tempdb..#test') is not null drop table #test;
declare @database_name varchaR(100) set @database_name = 'master'
declare @test table (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
create table #test (owner sysname, object sysname, grantee sysname, grantor sysname, protecttype sysname, action sysname, [column] varchar(1000))
declare @sql varchar(1000)
insert #test
EXEC ('EXEC ' + @database_name + '.dbo.sp_helprotect')
--set @sql = 'insert #test EXEC [' + @database_name +'].dbo.sp_helprotect'
--exec(@sql)
insert @test select * from #test
select * from @test

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by:chapmandew
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You can nest execs easily enough:  exec('exec(''exec sp_who2'')')

the problem was the table var in 2000
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by:anushahanna
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y'all excellent!
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