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Set variable based on result of procedure OR update columns fromsproc result

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I need to send the result of a procedure to an update statement.
Basically updating the column of one table with the result of a
query in a stored procedure. It only returns one value, if it didnt I
could see why it would not work, but it only returns a count.

Lets say I have a sproc like so:

create proc sp_countclients
@datecreated datetime
as
set nocount on
select count(clientid) as count
from clientstable
where datecreated > @datecreated
Then, I want to update another table with that value:

Declare @dc datetime
set @dc = '2003-09-30'
update anothertable
set ClientCount = (exec sp_countclients @dc) -- this line errors
where id_ = @@identity
OR, I could try this, but still gives me error:

declare @c int
set @c = exec sp_countclients @dc
What should I do?

Thanks in advance!
Greg

Jul 20 '05 #1
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