SQL | Stored procedures exercise | Basic stored procedure to show countries in Asia

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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
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Create a stored procedure called uspCountriesAsia to list out all the countries with ContinentId equal to 1, in alphabetical order:

Countries in Asia

The first few countries your procedure should show when you run it.


As a reminder, the syntax of a basic stored procedure is:

CREATE PROC NameOfProcedure


-- now do something


If you've got this working, modify the text of your query to create a different procedure called uspCountriesEurope which lists all the countries in continent id number 3, and check that this works.

Close down all your SQL Server Management Studio windows.  Find the procedure called uspCountriesAsia in Object Explorer, and choose to modify it.  Change the procedure so that it lists out the CountryId too:

The country list

The output from your procedure now includes the country id.


Optionally save your query as Basic procedures.sql, then close it down. 

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