syntax for using a variable when creating a dynamic table name

Hi,
I'm using sql server 2005 and I want to create a table titled Step_1 appended with the value contained in the variable @start_date....
Having a bit of trouble with the syntax below,
any help appreciated...thanks

@start_date datetime ,
@end_date datetime

Select * into Step_1'+@start_load_date+'FROM
      (SELECT *
from
Data_Table
WHERE LoadDate BETWEEN @start_load_date AND @end_load_date)A

blossomparkAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Connect With a Mentor Billing EngineerCommented:
the only way to do that is dynamic sql
@start_date datetime , 
@end_date datetime

DECLARE @sql nvarchar(4000)

set @sql = '
Select * 
into [Step_1' + convert(varchar(10), @start_date, 120) + '] FROM
     (SELECT * from Data_Table
   WHERE LoadDate BETWEEN @v_start_date AND @v_end_date)A '
exec sp_executesql @sql, N'@v_start_date datetime, @v_end_date datetime, @start_date, @end_date

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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Angellll,
thank you for that...will implement and update you
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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Angellll,
thank you for that, does the job!
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