StoredProcedure Object

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The StoredProcedure object exposes the attributes of a single Microsoft SQL Server user-defined or system stored procedure.

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SQL Server has facilities for creation and persistent storage of compiled Transact-SQL scripts. These stored procedures can be run by users with sufficient permissions. With the StoredProcedure object, you can:

  • Create a SQL Server stored procedure.

  • Change the Transact-SQL script of an existing SQL Server stored procedure.

  • Enable a SQL Server stored procedure to run on SQL Server startup.

  • Control access rights to an existing SQL Server stored procedure.

  • Delete an existing SQL Server stored procedure.

  • Generate a Transact-SQL script to re-create a SQL Server stored procedure.

The Name property of a StoredProcedure object uses the SQL Server data type sysname. The value of the Name property must be unique (named by owner) within a SQL Server database.


The StoredProcedure object is compatible with instances of SQL Server versions 7.0 and later. However, the StoredProcedure2 object extends the functionality of the StoredProcedure object for use with features that were introduced in SQL Server 2000.

To create a SQL Server stored procedure

  1. Create a StoredProcedure object.

  2. Set the Name property.

  3. Set the Text property to contain the Transact-SQL script you want. SQL Server stored procedures can contain input and output parameters and can return the results of one or more SELECT statements or a single long integer. For more information about valid Transact-SQL scripts for the Text property, see CREATE PROCEDURE (Transact-SQL).

  4. Set optional property values. For example, set the Startup property to TRUE to enable the stored procedure to run when the SQL Server starts.

  5. Add the StoredProcedure object to the StoredProcedures collection of a connected Database object.

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