Sql-server – Select columns from result set of stored procedure


I have a stored procedure that returns 80 columns, and 300 rows. I want to write a select that gets 2 of those columns. Something like

SELECT col1, col2 FROM EXEC MyStoredProc 'param1', 'param2'

When I used the above syntax I get the error:

"Invalid Column Name".

I know the easiest solution would be to change the stored procedure, but I didn't write it, and I can't change it.

Is there any way to do what I want?

  • I could make a temp table to put the results in, but because there are 80 columns so I would need to make an 80 column temp table just to get 2 columns. I wanted to avoid tracking down all the columns that are returned.

  • I tried using WITH SprocResults AS .... as suggested by Mark, but I got 2 errors

    Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'EXEC'.
    Incorrect syntax near ')'.

  • I tried declaring a table variable and I got the following error

    Insert Error: Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition

  • If I try
    SELECT * FROM EXEC MyStoredProc 'param1', 'param2'
    I get the error :

    Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'exec'.

Best Solution

Can you split up the query? Insert the stored proc results into a table variable or a temp table. Then, select the 2 columns from the table variable.

Declare @tablevar table(col1 col1Type,..
insert into @tablevar(col1,..) exec MyStoredProc 'param1', 'param2'

SELECT col1, col2 FROM @tablevar