SQL | Parameters and return values exercise | Chain stored procedures using output parameters

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Parameters and return values  (11 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Classroom ==> Fast-track SQL  /  Advanced SQL
Online ==> Fast-track SQL  /  Advanced SQL
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  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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The aim of this exercise is to link two stored procedures together. Start by creating a stored procedure which shows the ContinentName where the first event occurred.

Stored Procedure Output Parameter

It's the publication of The Wealth of Nations (to save you searching for it)!


Now create a second stored procedure which filters events to show only those which happened in the continent passed in via a parameter. Run this with Europe:

Stored Procedure running with parameters

Not a particularly good time in Europe's history.

Using an output parameter take the ContinentName produced by the first stored procedure and store it in a variable. Use this variable to filter the second procedure.

DECLARE @Variable VARCHAR(100) = ''

EXEC uspProcedure1

@OutputParameter = @Variable OUTPUT

EXEC uspProcedure2

@Parameter = @Variable

Optionally save this as Time of woe.sql, then close it down.

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