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Undocumented Extended and Stored Procedures


Undocumented Extended and Stored Procedures

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Charles Kincaid
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You are going to just love this one! Try it like this:
exec dbo.sp_msforeachtable 'select * from ?'



Note the lack of brackets. Go figure.

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m.ciesiensky (1/6/2010)
Timothy,
when attempting to run sp_msforeachtable in each of the variations below, I get these errors. I have tried running from both the master and CBL databases, with all same results.
Any Ideas?

exec dbo.sp_msforeachtable 'select * from CBL.dbo.[?]'


Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid object name 'CBL.dbo.[dbo].[ae_amap]'.



Any help from anyone will be much appreciated.


The ? in sp_msforeachtable includes the schema already and is already quoted. In other words, remove the dbo. and the brackets and it should work. Something like:

exec sp_msforeachtable 'select * from ?'



if you are doing it inside CBL or

exec sp_msforeachtable 'select * from CBL.?'



if you want or need to fully qualify it.

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