When using the SQLCMD mode withing SSMS (not from the commandline), is there a way to assign the current server and instance to a variable? This is different and distinct from assigning ordinary TSQL variables.
I want to use the power of SQLCMD's variable expansion to substitute environment specific values in our deploy scripts instead of the existing tsql string building mash I've walked into. With the one exception of current environment, the use of SQLCMD to handle deploys has gone extremely well.
-- -- define 2 sqlcmd variables that will be expanded in scripts -- :setvar dbServer "DEVA2\DEV2" :setvar dbNotServer @@servername SELECT '$(dbServer)' AS hard_coded_value , @@servername AS [servername] , '$(dbNotServer)' AS dbNotServer
And that generates the following results.
hard_coded_value servername dbNotServer DEVA2\DEV2 DEVA2\DEV2 @@servername
Meat Loaf says 2 out of 3 ain't bad, but I'd rather have a 3 out of 3 solution. When that script gets deployed the test server, I don't want to trust the deployment folks with editing the script.
If the only solution to using SQLCMD is to invoke scripts completely from the command line, I can accept that but wanted to throw this out here as I'm green to using SQLCMD.
:setvar dbNotServer @@servername SELECT '$(dbNotServer)' AS worked
The first BOL link showed promise, all I had to do was use the SQLCMDSERVER but to no avail. Run within the context of SSMS in SQLCMD mode, it will throw a fatal scripting error
-- A fatal scripting error occurred. -- Variable SQLCMDSERVER is not defined. SELECT '$(SQLCMDSERVER)' AS [FatalScriptingError]
2011-08-12 In an attempt to reduct my problem to the simplest form, based on the answers, I oversimplified my queries (my apologies). A portion of the query I used is below. The two reponders are correct in their answers that identify wrapping @@servername in tick marks results in the literal value and to get the expanded value, I'd need to unwrap it from the quotes. My desire was to use sqlcmd variable substitution rather than string building which unwrap would entail.
INSERT INTO dbo.SSISCONFIG ( ConfigurationFilter , ConfiguredValue , PackagePath , ConfiguredValueType , Application , Category , Subcategory , Comment ) SELECT 'Default.Accounting' AS ConfigurationFilter , 'Data Source=$(dbServer);Initial Catalog=Accounting;Provider=SQLNCLI10.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Packet Size=32767;' AS ConfiguredValue , '\Package.Connections[Accounting].Properties[ConnectionString]' AS PackagePath , 'String' AS ConfiguredValueType , 'Defaults' AS Application , 'Connection' AS Category , 'Database' AS Subcategory , 'Default connection string' AS Comment SELECT 'Default.$(sqlVersion).CorporateReporting' AS ConfigurationFilter , 'Data Source=$(dwServer);Initial Catalog=CRDS;Provider=SQLNCLI10.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Packet Size=32767;' AS ConfiguredValue , '\Package.Connections[CorporateReporting].Properties[ConnectionString]' AS PackagePath , 'String' AS ConfiguredValueType , 'Defaults' AS Application , 'Connection' AS Category , 'Database' AS Subcategory , 'Default connection string' AS Comment
Command line invocation works (as expected)
C:\>sqlcmd -E -d master -S DEVA2\DEV2 -Q "SELECT '$(SQLCMDSERVER)' AS [servername]"
I've tried and discarded other permutations of the :setvar x @@servername in an attempt to get the evaluated value of the database variable stored into the SQLCMD variable. At this point, I'm fairly certain the sqlcmd variables are susbstituted in queries prior to query compiliation but would love to be proven wrong.