SQL Apprentice Question
When I try to use an SP with parameter that is the WHERE clause it generates
@myWhere = varchar(200)
SELECT x, y FROM skwi WHERE @myWhere
myWhere = status = 7 AND LastName = 'Smith'
The problem is that the where clause is built conditionally in the program.
Any advise and examples on how to accomplish would be appreciated.
>> When I try to use an SP with parameter that is the WHERE clause it generates an error. <<
The short, dangerous kludge is to use Dynamic SQL.
The right answer is to get out that old text book on Software
Engineering and the chapters on coupling and cohesion of code
modules. Those rules still apply in SQL.
You are writing a "Britney Spears, Automobiles and Squids" module --
you have no idea what it will do at run time, so it has absolutely no
cohesion. Instead of depending on every random future user to write
proper SQL, you need to earn your salary and proper them with a well-
defined module with a meaningful name and a known parameter list.
If you want a general query tool, then use QA. Application users
should be kept away form it.