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Issue 4.2


Stored Procedures

Part 1: An Overview

Issue: 4.2 (November/December 2005)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is President and Chief Software Architect of LogicalVue Software, makers of SQLVue, UltraToolBar, and RBUnit.
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Article Number: 4214
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If you find yourself working with database servers, you may be wondering about stored procedures. Depending on who you talk to, stored procedures are either something you should definitely be using or something you should avoid like the plague. As with most things in life, the answer is not quite so simple.

What is a Stored Procedure?

A stored procedure (SP) is code that runs on the database server. Generally this code is written in a language that is proprietary to the database server you are working with. Some database servers may support more than one store procedure language. Figure 1 is a table of some common database servers and their corresponding stored procedure languages.

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