SQL | Stored procedures exercise | Create procedure to show August events

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Stored procedures  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SQL training
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  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 create a stored procedure called uspAugustEvents which will show all events that occurred in the month of August:

Stored Procedure Count Month Events

The top 5 results you should get by executing uspAugustEvents.

First write the SQL script which will retrieve event information for the month of August.

Use DATEPART(MM, Expression) or Month(Expression) to extract the month.

Now add the following code at the top of your query:

CREATE PROC NameOfProcedure


Replace the name of the procedure with uspAugustEvents, and then run the code to create it.  Check that your procedure has been created:

Procedure name

You should see your new procedure listed in Management Studio (you may need to refresh first).


Optionally, save your SQL as Nothing ever happens in August.sql, then close it down.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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