Prabhu Prabhu - 3 months ago 9
SQL Question

How to assign an exec result to a sql variable?

How do you assign the result of an exec call to a variable in SQL? I have a stored proc called

up_GetBusinessDay
, which returns a single date.

Can you do something like this:

exec @PreviousBusinessDay = dbo.up_GetBusinessDay @Date, -1

KM. KM.
Answer

I always use the return value to pass back error status. If you need to pass back one value I'd use an output parameter.

sample stored procedure, with an OUTPUT parameter:

CREATE PROCEDURE YourStoredProcedure 
(
    @Param1    int
   ,@Param2    varchar(5)
   ,@Param3    datetime OUTPUT
)
AS
IF ISNULL(@Param1,0)>5
BEGIN
    SET @Param3=GETDATE()
END
ELSE
BEGIN
    SET @Param3='1/1/2010'
END
RETURN 0
GO

call to the stored procedure, with an OUTPUT parameter:

DECLARE @OutputParameter  datetime
       ,@ReturnValue      int

EXEC @ReturnValue=YourStoredProcedure 1,null, @OutputParameter OUTPUT
PRINT @ReturnValue
PRINT CONVERT(char(23),@OutputParameter ,121)

OUTPUT:

0
2010-01-01 00:00:00.000