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SQL Server 2005- how to pass e.g. 5 Orders(ID,Price,Discount) as variables for 1 transaction

Posted on 2013-06-03
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Hi, I have a nr of records(e.g. Orders) which need to be grouped into one Batch

OrderID	Price Discount
1	5.12	1.00
2	6.00	1.05
3	7.00	0
4	8.00	0
5	9.00	0

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The problem is that I work with SQL 2005, and I cannot pass a table variable with the above mentioned example.
I for e.g. need to send these 5 lines to a proc, and need to insert all 5 lines (they can vary and there is no maximum nr of lines set - but I am aware that the
variables I pass to SQL 2005 have a character limit of 8000 chars - there is a check for this is and it will not be reached) in a transaction or rollback the transaction.

I do not have an idea of how I will get the above lines into variables in order to pass them as a variable


Example:

Alter Procedure sp_Batch
(
@XYZ nvarchar(max)
)


BEGIN TRANSACTION

	Insert into Batch(OrderID, Price, Discount)

COMMIT

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I am desperate and am beginning to think of methods that are not good.
E.g.




Alter Procedure sp_Batch
(
@OrderIDs nvarchar(max)
@Prices nvarchar(max)
@Discounts nvarchar(max)
)

set @OrderIDs  = '1,2,3,4,5'
set @Prices    = '5.12, 6 , 7, 8,9 '
set @Discounts = '1, 1.05,0,0,0

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This would get me all the variables, but now I do not know how to get them back into a @Table variable.

Manually it would have been:
Insert into @Table(OrderID,Price,Discount) select 1,5.12,1 
Insert into @Table(OrderID,Price,Discount) select 2,6,1.05 

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etc

Any suggestions on how I can get
OrderID	Price Discount
1	5.12	1.00
2	6.00	1.05
3	7.00	0
4	8.00	0
5	9.00	0

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into a few parameters in order to rebuild a table variable in SQL that looks like the aforementioned please?
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Question by:jxharding
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Surendra Nath earned 500 total points
ID: 39217401
ok, from where you have to send these values is it an other Stored procedure or an application code (like c#, vb.net...).

if it is an other stored procedure and if you are sure that they run in the same context then create a temporary table in your calling Stored procedure and populate it with the values and then use the temporary table in the called stored procedure to retrieve the values (very simple method)...

Incase your requirement is simple and straight passing values, then you can start using SQL Server XML and pass it as a XML doc instead (the 8000 char limit does not apply to XML)....
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XML was the way to go, thank you for the help!
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