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SQL Stored Procedure Insert List of variables

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I am running a stored procedure where I pass in a large list of variables e.g.

ALTER PROCEDURE dbo.Insert(@Variable1 varchar,
@Variable2 varchar,.....etc.

What I would like to know, is there a possible way to loop around all the variables, I think there is 16 of them, and insert them into a table with a new row for each variable in the list??

Many thanks in advance.
Feb 2 '09 #1
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What you could do is to concatenate all the variables into a single variable separated by a comma (or a bar).

Then use this technique to convert it into a result set. Then you can do a single INSERT command.

Happy coding!

-- CK
Feb 2 '09 #2

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I changed my way of doing this and now have a varchar variable with the three values that I want to insert into the table all separated by a comma e.g.

DECLARE @Row1 varchar(10)

SET @Row1 = (SELECT Col1 + ',' + Col2 + ',' + Col3 FROM Table)

IF NOT(@Row1 = NULL)

(ID, Col1, Col2, Col3)
VALUES (@ID, *********sticking point*********


As you can see from the code I want to split the @Row1 variable to separate them into three different inserts.

Many thanks.
Feb 3 '09 #3

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Are you planning to do something like this:

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  1. INSERT INTO Table2
  2.                      (ID, Col1)
  3.          VALUES (@ID, @FirstColumnInRow1)
  5. INSERT INTO Table2
  6.                       (ID, Col2)
  7.           VALUES (@ID, @SecondColumnInRow1)
  9. INSERT INTO Table2
  10.                       (ID, Col3)
  11.           VALUES (@ID, @ThirdColumnInRow1)
That would mean you'll have rows with at least one empty CO1, COL2 and COL3.

Is that what you're trying to do?

-- CK
Feb 3 '09 #4

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Yes thats pretty much it
Feb 4 '09 #5

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The link I gave you will help you convert your string into a some sort of table that you can use to do a INSERT INTO...SELECT

-- CK
Feb 4 '09 #6

P: 55
Thanks for your help I got it working with the link you provided
Feb 5 '09 #7

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