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simple date range prompt in sql view

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I want my view to prompt me for a date range when I run it.  Currently the dates are hard coded.
SELECT     TOP (100) PERCENT tDate, tActivityType, tUnits AS Total
FROM         dbo.AxTransaction
WHERE     (tUnits <> 0) AND (tActivityType = 1) AND (tDate >= CONVERT(DATETIME, '2010-01-01 00:00:00', 102)) AND (tDate <= CONVERT(DATETIME, '2010-12-31 00:00:00', 102))

How do I replace hard coded dates with prompts or parameters?

Thanks
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Question by:mbrennan_pacbell_net
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by:Sharath
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You cannot do that in view. Create an sp and pass the dates as parameters.
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by:kaminda
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You will have to use either a function of sp to do this. My advice is to use an Table Valued Function so it can be used as a view in your queries.

Here is TBV Function script for your view,
FUNCTION [dbo].[fnGetAxTransaction]
(
	@FromDate DateTime,
    @ToDate DateTime
)


RETURNS  TABLE
AS 
RETURN
(
SELECT     TOP (100) PERCENT tDate, tActivityType, tUnits AS Total
FROM         dbo.AxTransaction
WHERE     (tUnits <> 0) AND (tActivityType = 1) AND (tDate >= @FromDate AND (tDate <= @ToDate)
)

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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 35198549
And please lose the TOP (100) PERCENT, it is pointless.
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by:mbrennan_pacbell_net
ID: 35200260
kaminda,

Thanks your solution worked somwhat.  I was able to create the table value funcation based on your reply.  However when I try to use it in a view, I get the following error:

"Incorrect Syntax Near ","

I am a SQL nube, so be gentle with me.
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 35200466
The paranthesis are wrong it should be:
     WHERE  tUnits <> 0
            AND tActivityType = 1
            AND tDate BETWEEN @FromDate AND @ToDate
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kaminda earned 500 total points
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It should change as below as acperkins correctly points out there is a additional paranthesis in the where clause
FUNCTION [dbo].[fnGetAxTransaction]
(
	@FromDate DateTime,
    @ToDate DateTime
)


RETURNS  TABLE
AS 
RETURN
(
SELECT     TOP (100) PERCENT tDate, tActivityType, tUnits AS Total
FROM         dbo.AxTransaction
WHERE     tUnits <> 0 AND tActivityType = 1 AND (tDate >= @FromDate AND tDate <= @ToDate)
)

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