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Compare results from different database

I have a stored procedure that I execute on different databases to present results. What's the easiest way to compare these results ?
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asked Jun 23, 2012 at 06:15 AM in Default

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Funnily enough, I had the same requirement recently. I blogged my approach here: http://thelonedba.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/warning-wordbreaker-filter-or-protocol-handler-used-by-catalog-foo-does-not-exist/

The gist of the process is:

  1. Create temporary table (or two) to match the output of your stored procedure
  2. execute the stored procedure into the temporary table. This was complicated for me by it being on a separate server...
  3. Repeat, running the SP from the second server/database.
  4. Do your comparison.

It's all relatively straightforward, just a bit long-winded. I'm sure I could have written the code better, for example!

This technique only works if there is one recordset output by your SP.

Things you'll need to know about:

Hope this helps.

[4]: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189837.aspx
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answered Jun 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

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Yep, that worked beautifully and was quite simple. Thaks so much Thomas!
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