T-SQL syntax question

Posted on 2013-11-26
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Last Modified: 2013-11-27
Hi all, attached you will see a small peace of code that I am trying to run in sql, can someone give me a hand on how to work this properly?
Question by:bfuchs
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chaau earned 1500 total points
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You need to escape the single quotes properly. Use two single quotes inside string literals, like this:
declare @p1 varchar(500)
set @p1=' Day >= ''01/01/2006'' AND EmployeeID IN (SELECT EmployeesID FROM EmployeesUnitstbl WHERE Unit = ''abc'') and FacilityID = 1234'
EXEC "dbo"."proc_FilterOrientNotes_Test" @P1 

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by:Kelvin Sparks
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Is this sql you have inside of Access, or is this being run in SQL Server? That is, where are you running this from?


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ID: 39679488
Hi thanks for replying,
    This is being passed as an stored procedure argument from access to sql, just placed the peace of code from where I was trying to debug it in SSMS.
However, will try modify the code according to what chaau suggested and let you know.
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chaau earned 1500 total points
ID: 39679517
If it is a passed code you need to use a different approach. Here is a small chunk of VBA code that is calling an SQL Server stored procedure:
Public dbconn As ADODb.Connection
Dim cmd As New ADODb.command
Dim rs As New ADODb.Recordset
Dim param As New ADODb.Parameter

Set dbconn = New ADODb.Connection
dbconn.ConnectionString = GetServerCon

dbconn.Open dbconn.ConnectionString

Set cmd = New ADODb.command
cmd.ActiveConnection = dbconn
cmd.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
cmd.CommandText = "dbo.proc_FilterOrientNotes_Test"

Set param = cmd.CreateParameter(_
   "p1", adVarChar, adParamInput, 500, " Day >= '01/01/2006' AND EmployeeID IN (SELECT EmployeesID FROM EmployeesUnitstbl WHERE Unit = 'abc') and FacilityID = 1234"
cmd.Parameters.Append param

rs.CursorType = adOpenStatic
rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
rs.LockType = adLockOptimistic
rs.Open cmd

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As you can see, you do not need to escape the single quotes in VB code, as the outer quotes are the double quotes.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39682042
Actually from kelvinsparks question & chaau's two answers I figured out where the problem were indeed...
it was something wrong with the sql statement itself (ambiguous field name..).
Thanks very much for your help guys!!

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