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Help Needed - Function Returning Table


Help Needed - Function Returning Table

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when i compiling the following code, getting this error

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Procedure fnGetNoOfBusinessDays, Line 6
Incorrect syntax near ';'.



CREATE FUNCTION dbo.fnGetNoOfBusinessDays
(@STARTDATE datetime,@EntDt datetime)
RETURNS TABLE
AS
RETURN
;with DateList as
(
select cast(@STARTDATE as datetime) DateValue
union all
select DateValue + 1 from DateList
where DateValue + 1 < convert(VARCHAR(15),@EntDt,101)
)select * from DateList where DATENAME(WEEKDAY, DateValue ) not IN ( 'Saturday','Sunday' )
GO



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just remove the ;



CREATE FUNCTION dbo.testFunction
(@STARTDATE datetime,@EntDt datetime)
RETURNS TABLE
AS
RETURN

with DateList as
(
select cast(@STARTDATE as datetime) DateValue
union all
select DateValue + 1 from DateList
where DateValue + 1 < convert(VARCHAR(15),@EntDt,101)
)select * from DateList where DATENAME(WEEKDAY, DateValue ) not IN ( 'Saturday','Sunday' )
GO




Let me know if this works
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hi Matt,

thanks for your kind reply,

when i created that function, and executed it like this,



CREATE FUNCTION dbo.testFunction
(@STARTDATE datetime,@EntDt datetime)
RETURNS TABLE
AS
RETURN

with DateList as
(
select cast(@STARTDATE as datetime) DateValue
union all
select DateValue + 1 from DateList
where DateValue + 1 < convert(VARCHAR(15),@EntDt,101)
)select * from DateList where DATENAME(WEEKDAY, DateValue ) not IN ( 'Saturday','Sunday' )
GO

select dbo.testFunction(getdate(),getdate()+30);

Msg 4121, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Cannot find either column "dbo" or the user-defined function or aggregate "dbo.testFunction", or the name is ambiguous.



guidance needed,

thanks in advance.

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your function is fine, it's the function call...
since it is returning a table, you need SELECT * FROM, not SELECT:


select * from dbo.testFunction(getdate(),getdate()+30);

--results:
2009-07-27 00:15:08.460
2009-07-28 00:15:08.460
2009-07-29 00:15:08.460
2009-07-30 00:15:08.460
2009-07-31 00:15:08.460
etc....



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Hey Lowell & Matt u both rocks,

thanks for your guidance

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