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SQL Interview Questions | Part 5 

Prashant Surya  |   Jan 5, 2020  |  Views: 1678


What is Stored Procedure in SQL Server?

Ans : Stored Procedure is code in SQL which stored as object in a DB Server. It is group of one or more SQL statements.

It can accept parameter so that procedure can return values based on parameter. You can pass the one or multiple parameter.

Main Point of Stored procedures are follows:

  •    Stored procedure can return multiple values at a time.
  •    You can use DML statements such as SELECT, INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE in a single stored procedure.
  •    Stored procedures are in Precompilations form.
  •    You can handle exception by using TRY-CATCH block in Stored Procedure.
  •    You can call User-Defined Function in a stored Procedure.

Why we need stored procedure?

Ans : We need to use the stored procedure by the following reasons :

1)      Stored Procedure provide security when you are generating inline query into the web application, If you are using SP in application, your data would be secure.

2)      You can call multiple or single statements in single stored procedures.

3)      Stored procedures can be shared in multiple web applications so that we would not need to call same query in different application because each applications uses same stored procedures.

4)      Stored Procedure has executing permission which can be provide to particular user or role.


How to view the text of stored procedure?

Ans: You can view the text of stored Procedures by the given statement.

Syntax: SP_HelpText Procedure_name

For Example :

 sp_helptext GetCustomerDetail


How to encrypt the text of stored procedure?

Ans: You can encrypt the text of stored Procedures by using WITH ENCRYPTION.


For Example : You have created SP with encrypted option by using below statement.


     PRINT 'There are CustomerDetails'


Now if you want to view the text of SP, It is not possible to view. Message will be displayed as:

The text for object 'GetCustomerDetail' is encrypted.


How to recompile the stored procedure?

Ans: You can recompile the stored Procedures by using WITH RECOMPILE.


For example : You have created SP with Recompile option by using below statement.


WITH Recompile
     PRINT 'There are CustomerDetails'


If the procedure is created by using with Recompile option, it gets a new execution plan every time it runs.


How to call the stored procedure inside other stored procedure?

Ans: You can follow below steps to call stored procedure inside other stored procedure:


Step 1: Let’s suppose you are creating below procedure:


     PRINT 'There are CompanyDetails'


Step 2: Create Second SP to execute first SP.


     exec GetCompanyDetail


Step 3: Now execute the second SP using the following query. It will execute the first SP and return the result. 


EXEC SP_ShowComapnies


Step 4: Output will be shown as below:


There are CompanyDetails



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