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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Programming by Example by Carlos Eduardo Rojas, Fernando G. Guerrero

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Types of Stored Procedures

In SQL Server, there are four types of stored procedures: system stored procedures, user-defined stored procedures, temporary stored procedures, and extended stored procedures. System and extended stored procedures are created automatically at installation time. The other types (user-defined, temporary) are the ones users create explicitly.

System Stored Procedures

System stored procedures are created automatically in system databases when you install SQL Server. They are basically a way to interact with system tables. Moreover, there is a system stored procedure for almost any administrative task you perform in SQL server. Also, because Microsoft doesn't recommend dealing directly with system tables, this is the preferred ...

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