I know you can create a temporary table in SQL Server 2000, but not quite sure how to do it in CFMX 7, i.e., does the SQL go inside a <CFQUERY dbtype="query"> tag?
I'm pulling the main set of records from an Oracle server (1st data source), but it does not contain employee names, only employee IDs. Since I need to show the employee name along with the Emp ID, I'm then pulling a list of "current" employee names from a SQL Server (2nd data source), which is the main database on our CF server.
I've got a QofQ that works fine, except it only matches EmpIDs that exist in both result sets. Employees who are no longer employed, don't match, and don't display. Since I can't do a LEFT OUTER JOIN with a QofQ, what I need to do is get the records from the Oracle server into the SQL Server. Preferably in a temporary table.
I was hoping if I could get those Oracle records written to a temp table on the main SQL Server, in same database as the Employee Name table, I could then write a normal <CFQUERY> that uses a LEFT OUTER JOIN.
I think I could probably write a Stored Procedure that would execute the SQL to create the temporary table, but am trying to avoid having to write the SP, and do it the simplest way.
This query will be a program that can be run hundreds of times per day, with a form that allows users to select date ranges, locations, and other options. That starts the queries, which creates the report. So I just need the temp table to exist only until all the SQL has run, and the <CFOUTPUT> has generated a report.
If the premise is right, I just need some help with the syntax for creating a SQL Server temp table, when you want to write records to it from an external data source. I'm trying the following, but getting an error:
<CFQUERY name="ITE_Temp" datasource="SkynetSQL">
CREATE TABLE #MyTemp
( INSERT INTO #MyTemp
ITE2.TrueFile char (7) NOT NULL,
ITE2.CountOfEmployee int NULL,
ITE2.DTL_SUBTOT decimal NULL,
ITE2.EMPTYPE char (3) NULL,
ITE2.ARPT_CD char (3) NULL
So I actually created a permanent table on the SQL Server, and wrote the below SQL, which does work, and does write the records to table. I can then write another CFQUERY with a LEFT OUTER JOIN, and get all the records, including those that don't have matching employee name:
<CFLOOP index="i" from="1" to = "#ITE2.RecordCount#">
INSERT INTO ITE_Temp
But, I hate to have to create a table and physically write to it. For one, it seems slower, and doing it in temp would be in memory, and probably much faster, correct? Is there some way to code the above, so that it does something similar, but in a TEMPORARY TABLE? If I can figure out how to do this, I can pull data from multiple data sources and servers, and using SQL Server temp tables, work with the data as if it was all on the same SQL Server, and do some cool reports.
Everything I've done for the past few years, has all been from data from a single source, whether SQL Server, or another server. Now I need to start writing reports where data can come from 3 or 4 different servers, and be able to do joins (inner and outer). Thanks for any advice/help. Much appreciated.