Chapter 10. Stored Procedures

Stored procedures are fixtures in the life of just about anyone who uses modern relational database systems such as Microsoft's SQL Server. A stored procedure is a bit of code that lives on the database server and often acts as an abstraction layer isolating the code consuming the data from many of the details of the physical organization of the data. Stored procedures can increase performance by moving data-intensive computations closer to the data and can act as a data-side repository for business and security logic. The bottom line is that if you use data, you will at some point consume it through a stored procedure.

In this chapter, we explore a number of recipes specifically focused around using stored procedures ...

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