SQL | Temporary tables and table variables exercise | Get a temporary table to hold stored procedures and functions

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Temporary tables and table variables  (9 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SQL training
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First (if you haven't already done so) run the script shown above to generate the Doctor Who training database.

Run the following command in SQL:

-- show tables, views, etc in your database

SELECT * from sys.objects

This should list out all of the tables, views, functions, stored procedures, etc in your database.  We're interested in the following two codes:

Code What it is
P Stored procedure
FN Scalar function

Your manager (probably the same annoying one who has cropped up in previous exercises for SQL) has asked you to create a single table listing out the name, object type and date created for:

  • All of the non-system stored procedures (apart from those which contain the word Episodes); as well as
  • All of the non-system scalar functions.

Use a temporary table or table variable to accumulate this information.  Here's what you should see when you show the rows in this table:

List of objects

You may have fewer or more objects, depending on which exercises you've done, and your creation dates will certainly be different.

When you've got this all working, show your trainer (s/he'll be impressed), then optionally save this query as System objects.sql and 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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