Dynamically Pass a Table Name to TRUNCATE TABLE

Here’s a simple query that shows you how to dynamically pass a Table Name to the TRUNCATE TABLE command

@tbl varchar(30) = 'YourTableName'
DECLARE @dynSQL varchar(50)

SET @dynSQL = 'TRUNCATE TABLE ' + @tbl

EXEC (@dynSQL)

You can even create a Stored Procedure and use this code. The only difference will be that ‘YourTableName’ will get replaced with a parameter of the StoredProcedure containing the Table Name

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FlipFlop said...

Thank you. Worked perfectly.

BIdev said...

quite easy work for me thanks!