I asked this question in the DBA SO.

It was put on hold because it is too localized.

I don't understand why is considered too localized. I am asking a generic question on how to pass parameters with Using.

The poster that marked my question as too localized all said my question was "Laziness". But he didn't explain me why is laziness not wanting to repeat a parameter to avoid errors.

If this question doesn't belong to DBA SO and it should instead be in SO I will move it. I would just like to understand why, because it is not a specific question, I am asking this to apply it in several places.

Besides, I think many people with a background in other programing languages will struggle with this also, we are always told not to repeat, and here I have to repeat the same thing a bunch of times.

We are going to be changing some packages and I am creating a series of scripts to test that the changes don't break. As consequence I am sending lots of parameters with Using (To a CURSOR and other EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statements) and it seems prone to error to have to repeat them so much.

Should I delete the question and move it to SO? Or how should I change my question so the "put on hold" gets removed?

  • 3
    You should edit the question and try to explain better what you are after or why you need this. Questions can be reopened. Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 13:34
  • 2
    The question has been reopened.
    – Paul White Mod
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:09
  • @ypercube I open the question here, because I am not sure what to add to make it more generic. If you do a question too generic everyone will ask me to put a sample and what for I want that, that is why I went for the example right away.
    – Dzyann
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 19:35
  • @PaulWhite thanks, should I delete this question?
    – Dzyann
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 19:35
  • No need to delete it, thanks for bringing the issue up here on meta. Commented Jun 21, 2014 at 15:21


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