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BEGIN
DECLARE @T VARCHAR(20)
DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(200)
SET @T='X'
SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE %'+@T+'%'
EXEC(@QRY)
END



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Incorrect syntax near 'X'.
Posted 21-Feb-13 22:28pm
josh-jw17.3K
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Solution 1

You need quotes in your query try:

BEGIN
DECLARE @T VARCHAR(20)
DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(200)
SET @T='X'
SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE ''%'+@T+'%''';
EXEC(@QRY)
END
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Solution 2

Quotes my friend, quotes.
Change:
SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE %'+@T+'%'
To
SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE ''%'+@T+'%'''
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Solution 3

Hi Josh,

Try This.....
BEGIN
    DECLARE @T VARCHAR(20)
    DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(200)
    SET @T='X'
    SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE ''%'+@T+'%'''
    PRINT @QRY 
    EXEC(@QRY)
END

(or)
BEGIN
    DECLARE @T VARCHAR(20)
    DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(200)
    SET @T='X'
    SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE '+CHAR(39)+'%'+@T+'%'+CHAR(39)
    PRINT @QRY 
    EXEC(@QRY)
END


You missed Single Quote in String Comparison.


Regards,
GVPrabu
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Solution 4

Hi Josh

Please use below query...

BEGIN
DECLARE @T VARCHAR(20)
DECLARE @QRY NVARCHAR(200)
SET @T='X'
SET @QRY='SELECT * FROM [dbo].[LIBMAST] WHERE CALLNO LIKE ''%' + @T + '%'''
EXEC(@QRY)
END


Regards
Willington
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