I created one dynamic SQL Server query to count the number of rows in a table. My aim is to list out the tables which have no records in a database. The query is as follows:
declare @strsql varchar(100)
declare @tablename varchar(50)

@strsql='select count(*) from ' + @tablename

I am getting the output but I can't store this value in a variable for checking. I want to check like this:
/* @countvariable=0
If there is any other solution?

    Requires Free Membership to View

You can make your solution more flexible by grabbing the table names from the sysobjects table:
declare @strsql varchar(256)
create table #emptytables  (tablename varchar(128), table_rowcount int)

select @strsql='select distinct o.name as TableName, x.rowcnt as Table_RowCount
 from  sysobjects o
  inner join sysindexes x 
 on o.id = x.id 
 where x.rowcnt =  0 and
 o.type = ''U'''

insert #emptytables (TableName, Table_rowcount) exec (@strsql)
select * from #emptytables
drop table #emptytables

This was first published in May 2006

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: