I'd like to do a select from a stored procedure, something like:
from Execute("SP_getSomething 'param1', 'param2'")
Can this be done? I use SQL-server 6.5 and 7. I often use the sql-server to generate HTML-code, for example to generate tables. If I could use stored procedures for this, I could easily enforce business rules without my usual VBScript classes.
Unfortunately, no , but you can do a few similar things. First, you can use a derived table:
Basically what you're doing here is using a sub-select in the
You can then treat the results of that statement as a table and join it to
another table if needed. The example I have above isn't too complex, but it
illustrates the point. Derived tables can help save a step where you would
otherwise need to use a temp table. In fact, there is a great
article on 4Guys that discusses how to use dervied tables.
You can also
INSERT into a table with the results of a
SELECT. So, your
code sample might look like this:
Another thing you could do is to set up a linked server that points back to
the server on which that SP resides and use an
OPENQUERY operator to perform
a remote query:
All of these seem like a bit of a hack, though, based on the info I have... Couldn't you just have the SP return the appropriate resultset?