> Hi list
> I'm trying to make stored procedures use parameters for limit and tables, I
> guess this is either me using the wrong datatype or it's not possible. I'm
> having the same issue with seting the table for the query:
> CREATE PROCEDURE sp_test1 (IN some_limit int)
> select * from some_table limit some_limit;
> CREATE PROCEDURE sp_test2 (IN some_table table)
> select * from some_table;
> Both fail with "ERROR 1064 (42000)".
> Can someone please shed some light on this for me? Is this a problem with
> procedures not being able to do this or is it wrong datatypes or something
> completely different?
> Thanks in advance
It sounds like what you need is dynamic SQL in your stored procedures.
Check out http://forge.mysql.com/snippets/view.php?id=13 for some good
examples, more complex than what you're asking about, but they should
shed light on what you need to do.