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Hi,

Can anybody supply me with some code to create a temporary table in SQL Server 2008 from within Delphi. This table will be used to register follwing fields:
Email   Widestring 255
Name  Widestring 255
IsSend Bit Default 0

Usage:
Before sending a mailing all Email-addresses and names  will be stored in this temporary table (per user). When the email (newletter) is sent to a certain Email/Name the IsSend-flag will be changed to TRUE.
If the mailing fails for some reason, this table must remain available for the enduser as long as he/she is working with the application. This way the application can try to continue sending.
After all Emails have been send the temporary table will be removed.
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Question by:Stef Merlijn
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Hi there, is there a reason you want to add and drop the tables afterwards?

why not have a permanent table with a user ID and all the other columns and then simply do a delete from the table when they are done.

The reason I say this is two fold, firstly actual temp tables in sql server are tied to the connection so if for any reason the user loses the conn this table will be lost, secondly is if you wanted a table per user this could make the DB very messy with loads of named tables etc

This being said if you are really set on using temp tables all you need to do is prefix the table name with hash (#) in the create table statement

so you would do:

Create table #UserEmails_<insert user id here>
(
         Email varchar(255),
         Name varchar(255),
         IsSend Bit default 0
)


But as I say I would opt for a perm table rather than the temps


Thanks

Dave
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by:Stef Merlijn
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And thank you for your advise on usage (temp v.s. permanent tabel).
I probalby will create a permanent table with a userID.
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