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Can a Sybase expert look at my Sybase sql below. I am building a query and then I need to pass it off to be executed at line 3 below.
The table being truncated is on a linked server, and so I am appending the server name and database name to the exec statement
on line 2 below. However when my query executes I am getting an error message of "Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'exec' ".
I hard coded the prefix parameter on line 1 below, just for illustration of what I am talking about. However that value is actually created
dynamically in the stored procedure, and is not hard coded, like on line 1.


and tell me if it looks correct? I am getting an error message of illegal
1.    SET @prefix = 'POCOAPPSRV.DBTest.dbo'
2.    SET @sqlString =@prefix +  'exec ' + '  "TRUNCATE TABLE ' + @inParamTableName + '"'
3.    EXEC(@sqlString)
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I haven't used linked servers.  The first thing I'd try is hard-coding @prefix into line 2 and seeing if the exec on line 3 still gives an error.  If so, there is something wrong with your syntax created in line 2 (or possibly an exec statement can't deal with anything on a linked server but that seems unlikely).  If not, there is something wrong with the way you are constructing @prefix.
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by:Sharath
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try this.
SET @prefix = 'POCOAPPSRV.DBTest.dbo'
SET @sqlString = 'TRUNCATE TABLE ' + @prefix + '.' + @inParamTableName 
EXEC(@sqlString)

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Prashant Gosavi earned 800 total points
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I assume that by 'linked server' you mean a 'remote server' added using sp_addserver.
You can access tables on the remote server using proxy table or proxy database, and then you can issue queries/commands referring to the proxy names.

In your case, I think that proxy database may work best.

You may need to do something like the foll:

Step 1) Create proxy database (one-time setup):
create database DBTest_proxy on default = "4M" with default_location = 'POCOAPPSRV.DBTest.dbo' for proxy_update

Step 2) Build and run your sql
SET @prefix = 'DBTest_proxy..'
SET @sqlString = 'TRUNCATE TABLE ' + @prefix + @inParamTableName
EXEC(@sqlString)

I hope this helps.
-PG
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