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Passing options to Stored procedure

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hi There,

My stored procedure takes two parameters from the application, options and amount.
@option can be = or > or <.

How can I take the @option value and replace in the where condition?


USE [Test]
GO

SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO


ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[search]


      @option varchar,
      @Amount Decimal

      
AS

      

SELECT
      [Search].[Id],
      [Search].[Amount],

FROM
      [dbo].[Search]
      WHERE
      (
      
            [Search].[Amount] @Option @Amount
      
            --i.e  [Search].[Amount] > @Amount


      )
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Question by:theartha
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by:lludden
ID: 36536723
You can use dynamic SQL

ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[search]
      @option varchar,
      @Amount Decimal
AS
DECLARE @SQL varchar(max) =
'SELECT
      [Search].[Id],
      [Search].[Amount],

FROM
      [dbo].[Search]
      WHERE  [Search].[Amount] ' +  @Option  + CAST(@Amount as varchar(20))
     
EXECUTE (@SQL)
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If you are not comfortable with dynamic SQL (I am not without very well washed inputs), you can do this:
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[search]
      @option varchar,
      @Amount Decimal
AS
SELECT
      [Search].[Id],
      [Search].[Amount],
FROM
      [dbo].[Search]
      WHERE (@Option = '=' AND Search.Amount = @Amount)
OR
      (@Option = '<' AND Search.Amount < @Amount)
OR
      (@Option = '>' AND Search.Amount > @Amount)

     
     
            [Search].[Amount] @Option @Amount
     
            --i.e  [Search].[Amount] > @Amount


      )
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by:tim_cs
tim_cs earned 250 total points
ID: 36536776
You don't want to use dynamic SQL as that opens up security issues.  You could do something like this...
SELECT
   ID
   Amount
FROM
   Search
WHERE
   (Amount = @amount AND @option = 'Equal)
   OR (Amount > @amount AND @option = 'Greater')
   OR (Amount < @amount AND @option = 'Less')

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