Please be aware that the content in SAP SQL Anywhere Forum will be migrated to the SAP Community in June and this forum will be retired.

I'm using the following query type quite a lot (joining a stored procedure to a table):

SELECT L.rPartijCnt FROM vkreg, LATERAL( GRN_PartijCreate(vkreg.siteid,,1) with (rSucces tinyint,rPartijCnt integer,rColliPerDc integer,rColliRest integer) ) L

But whenever I add an extra column to the result set of the procedure (GRN_PartijCreate) I have to change the queries using this procedure and add the new column to this "with" clause too (although I'm not intrested in the values)

Is there a way to use this procedure and only descripe the columns I actually want to use somehow (using sqlanywher 11 and up)?

thanks in advance

asked 01 Oct '16, 07:01

Franky's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

The docs state that

Specifying LATERAL (table-expression) is equivalent to specifying LATERAL (SELECT * FROM table-expression).

and your procedure call is a table-expression so you might simply use something like

... LATERAL(SELECT rPartijCnt FROM GRN_PartijCreate(vkreg.siteid,,1) ...

to solve that problem. You might even be able to omit the WITH clause then, but note, I have not tested that.

permanent link

answered 01 Oct '16, 07:56

Volker%20Barth's gravatar image

Volker Barth
accept rate: 34%

edited 01 Oct '16, 07:58

Hi Volker,

good to point me to the docs!

That led met to the "CROSS APPLY" section, and when using "cross apply" I apparently can omit the parameter specification and that's a really cool feature!

(03 Oct '16, 06:04) Franky
Replies hidden

Yes, I usually prefer CROSS APPLY, too, although it's not ANSI SQL...

(03 Oct '16, 06:22) Volker Barth
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 01 Oct '16, 07:01

question was seen: 1,836 times

last updated: 03 Oct '16, 06:22