How to log the count of deleted records in table in sql server?

Posted on 2014-07-18
Last Modified: 2014-07-31

Every day sql server job runs that  calls the storedproocedure who delete the last 3 years data. I want the StoredProcedure also create a log table who stores the deleted data information(Comma delimited list of all ids of deleted records, count of all deleted items, date when the items deleted)?

How to create a log table in storedprocedure
Question by:Saroj13
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ID: 40205316
I'm not sure what the question exactedly is.  If you have a stored procedure you can do anything in it.
You could create a table to hold all kinds of logs and then in the stored procedure run an INSERT query
INSERT (fieldname1,fieldname2,fieldname3.....fieldnameN) INTO logtablename

Those values could be whatever you want them to be. You can use variables if you like.
For example, the line above the insert could be:

declare @var varchar(20)
set @var = 'Some Info Here'

You could then use @var as a value in the INSERT above.  So there is no way anyone can answer your question without seeing the stored procedure and knowing what needs to go where.  You'd need to have a log table or create one I'd think. Then the only way you could get a more specific answer is if you provided the structure of that log table. However what I have told you gives you the basic idea.
I think you may have to put
on the line after Insert if I remember correctly.

Expert Comment

by:Pooja Katiyar Verma
ID: 40205341
1. Insert data into log table before deleting data (use same pattern select statement which you are using for delete)

2. You can create Trigger on tables from which data is deleted for above requirement.
Sample trigger syntax:-
CREATE TRIGGER sampleTrigger
    ON database1.dbo.table1
<your queries>

* For comma delimited list ex.:
USE AdventureWorks
Select @Countrec= count (column_name) FROM table_name where <condition>
SELECT @listStr = COALESCE(@listStr+',' ,'') + Name
FROM Production.Product
SELECT @listStr, @Countrec, Getdate() --insert into log table
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by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 40205489

Author Comment

ID: 40205539
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[usp_DeleteRecords]
      -- Add the parameters for the stored procedure here
      DELETE from CustomerAcct
      where ID in
              select ID from CustomerAcct
              where DateTime <= (DATEADD(YEAR , -1 , GETDATE()))

I am deleting records from CustomerAcct tabl. When the records are deleted, CustomerAcctLog table ---insert all the id's in comma delimited list, count of deleted record
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Accepted Solution

SStory earned 500 total points
ID: 40206399
I'd do a
INSERT INTO CustomerAcctLog
SELECT (column-names) from CustomerAcct
where ID in
              select ID from CustomerAcct
              where DateTime <= (DATEADD(YEAR , -1 , GETDATE()))

      DELETE from CustomerAcct
      where ID in
              select ID from CustomerAcct
              where DateTime <= (DATEADD(YEAR , -1 , GETDATE()))


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Note you will have to fill in column-names where found above.
The idea is start a transaction that will be all or nothing.  INSERT into the log pulling from a select on the data you will be deleting, then delete it. If both ops don't take place it will rollback.

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