Peter Lindholm Peter Lindholm - 1 month ago 7
SQL Question

Getting result of dynamic SQL into a variable for sql-server

Executing dynamic SQL as follows in Stored Procedure:

DECLARE @sqlCommand nvarchar(1000)
DECLARE @city varchar(75)
SET @city = 'London'
SET @sqlCommand = 'SELECT COUNT(*) FROM customers WHERE City = @city'
EXECUTE sp_executesql @sqlCommand, N'@city nvarchar(75)', @city = @city


How do I use the count(*) column value as return value in the SP?

Answer
DECLARE @sqlCommand nvarchar(1000)
DECLARE @city varchar(75)
declare @counts int
SET @city = 'New York'
SET @sqlCommand = 'SELECT @cnt=COUNT(*) FROM customers WHERE City = @city'
EXECUTE sp_executesql @sqlCommand, N'@city nvarchar(75),@cnt int OUTPUT', @city = @city, @cnt=@counts OUTPUT
select @counts as Counts