Help crerating sa loop

I need to run a series of queries that will do the following

1. Select * into TEMP_table_name from  openquery(NEW,' select * from table_name where trans_date = 20050102 and trans_date < 20050103')

2. Append * into table_name from temp_table_name

3. IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.temp_table_name', 'U') IS NOT NULL
  DROP TABLE dbo.temp_table_name

4. Go to next query (eg 20050103 - 20050104)


Whats the best way to handle this as I need to do appx 2900 itierations of this date range
hwassingerAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Connect With a Mentor Billing EngineerCommented:
I see indeed a missing quote in my code
declare @sql varchar(2000)
declare @min_date date
declare @max_date date

-- example dates:
set @min_date = convert(datetime, '2005-01-02', 120)
set @max_date = convert(datetime, '2012-01-01', 120)

-- create the temp table once
Select * into TEMP_table_name from  openquery(NEW,' select * from table_name where 1 = 0 ')

while @min_date < @max_date
begin

  set @sql = 'insert into TEMP_table_name select * from  openquery(NEW, '' select * from table_name where trans_date >= ' + convert(varchar(8),  @min_date, 112 ) + ' and trans_date < ' + convert(varchar(8),  @min_date + 1, 112 ) + ' '' ) '
  exec(@sql) 
  
 set @min_date = dateadd(day, 1, @min_date)
 insert into  table_name from temp_table_name
 delete TEMP_table_name

end --- end loop
 DROP TABLE dbo.temp_table_name
                                            

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you can do this with a loop + dynamic sql.
this would be the start to execute the single statement with the values you posted, you can put variables as needed.
 declare @sql varchar(2000)
set @sql = 'Select * into TEMP_table_name from  openquery(NEW, '' select * from table_name where trans_date >= ' + '20050102' + ' and trans_date < ' + '20050103' + '' ) '
exec(@sql) 

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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
I dont see how thats going to do it. I have the 2900 query steps written by using excel to concatenate them.

Its the loop step and the append that I am struggling with.

If I do it manually I get "There is already an object named 'table_name in the daatabase.

Ideally Im thinking something like.

query1
macro that appends then drops
query2
macro that appends then drops

(The little I know about SQL im thinking the macro = a stored procedure?)

If I can get the append syntax correct that will be a big step while I google making a stored procedure
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
> I have the 2900 query steps
if this is for a sequence of dates, we can do it like this:

declare @sql varchar(2000)
declare @min_date date
declare @max_date date

-- example dates:
set @min_date = convert(datetime, '2005-01-02', 120)
set @max_date = convert(datetime, '2012-01-01', 120)

-- create the temp table once
Select * into TEMP_table_name from  openquery(NEW,' select * from table_name where 1 = 0 ')

while @min_date < @max_date
begin

  set @sql = 'insert into TEMP_table_name select * from  openquery(NEW, '' select * from table_name where trans_date >= ' + convert(varchar(8),  @min_date, 112 ) + ' and trans_date < ' + convert(varchar(8),  @min_date + 1, 112 ) + '' ) '
  exec(@sql) 
  
 set @min_date = dateadd(day, 1, @min_date)
 insert into  table_name from temp_table_name
 delete TEMP_table_name

end --- end loop
 DROP TABLE dbo.temp_table_name

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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
That looks like what I am trying to do (turns green with envy)


Returns the following
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 15
Incorrect syntax near ')'.
Msg 105, Level 15, State 1, Line 15
Unclosed quotation mark after the character string '
  exec(@sql)
 
 set @min_date = dateadd(day, 1, @min_date)
 insert into  table_name from temp_table_name
 delete TEMP_table_name

end --- end loop
 DROP TABLE dbo.temp_table_name
'.
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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
OK I am getting

Msg 156, Level 15, State 1, Line 19
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'from'.
 seems to be related to "insert into  table_name from temp_table_name"
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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
OK my research indicates that we cannot do a bulk copy from a table into an esxisrting copy but rather have to name the columns to ensure data integrity.

I created the insert into statement and that statement works fine if executed by itself.

I now am receiving

Msg 206, Level 16, State 2, Line 15
Operand type clash: date is incompatible with int
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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
OK continuing ot research this... my yyyymmdd is stored as text, it looks like that may be causing some difficulty
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>OK continuing ot research this... my yyyymmdd is stored as text,
in which table?
you may need to add a convert() function ...
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hwassingerAuthor Commented:
What wiould that syntax look like?
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