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Database: Define Stored Procedure

Posted By :shankey     Posted Date :July 25, 2011    Points :40   Category :Others 
.A stored proceduer is a named group of sql statements that have been previously created and stored in server database.

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Database: What are the benefit of using Stored Procedure?

  

.Reduces network traffic
.Improve performance
.Helps to ensure integrity of database
.Once modified, available to all clients (More...)

Database: State whether Trigger is a stored procedure or not?

  
.Yes, It is a Stored procedure that initiates an action when an event occurs. (More...)

Database: Difference between stored procedure and trigger?

  
.Stored procedure are called explicitly where as trigger are called implicitly.
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.Stored procedure are called by invoking a CALL to it where this does not applies in case of trigger.


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Database: Difference between Function and stored procedure?

  

Function can be used in sql statements anywhere in where/select/having etc. where as stored procedure cannot be.
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Database: Is recursion is posible in Sql server stored procedure

  

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What is a Stored Procedure?

  
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How to deal with return value of stored procedure when you are using DataReader ?

  
To deal with such scenario, you can find "ParameterDirection.ReturnValue" in .net
You can use this parameter direction to read the return value of the stored procedure.

Following example can make it more clearer.
In case, you have following or similar type of return statement somewhere in your stored procedure.
Return -999
To read this value, following code works,

Dim result As Integer = 0
Dim retValParam As New SqlClient.SqlParameter("@RETURN_VALUE", SqlDbType.Int)
retValParam.Direction = ParameterDirection.ReturnValue
dbCommand.Parameters.Add(retValParam)
database.ExecuteNonQuery(dbCommand)
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What is the difference between "dynamic SQL" and "stored procedure" ?

  
Dynamic sql is the bunch of statements that dynamically constructed at run time and not stored in database.
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Let us say the SQL Server crashed and you are rebuilding the databases including the master database what procedure to you follow?

  
For restoring the master db we have to stop the SQL Server first and then from command line we can type SQLSERVER -m which will basically bring it into the maintenance mode after which we can restore the master db. (More...)

what is the use of sp_who System Stored procedure In Sql Server?

  
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Can we Execute stored procedure in another stored procedure?

  
Yes, We can Execute stored procedure in another stored procedure... (More...)

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