MaxRecursion MaxRecursion - 2 months ago 17
SQL Question

Alter a SQL server function to accept new optional parameter

I already have a function in SQL Server 2005 as:

ALTER function [dbo].[fCalculateEstimateDate] (@vWorkOrderID numeric)
Returns varchar(100) AS
Begin
<Function Body>
End


I want to modify this function to accept addition optional parameter @ToDate. I am going to add logic in function if @Todate Provided then do something else continue with existing code.

I modified the function as:

ALTER function [dbo].[fCalculateEstimateDate] (@vWorkOrderID numeric,@ToDate DateTime=null)
Returns varchar(100) AS
Begin
<Function Body>
End


Now I can call function as:

SELECT dbo.fCalculateEstimateDate(647,GETDATE())


But it gives error on following call:

SELECT dbo.fCalculateEstimateDate(647)


as


An insufficient number of arguments were supplied for the procedure or
function dbo.fCalculateEstimateDate.


which as per my understanding should not happen.

Am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance.

Answer

From CREATE FUNCTION:

When a parameter of the function has a default value, the keyword DEFAULT must be specified when the function is called to retrieve the default value. This behavior is different from using parameters with default values in stored procedures in which omitting the parameter also implies the default value.

So you need to do:

SELECT dbo.fCalculateEstimateDate(647,DEFAULT)