sys.numbered_procedure_parameters (Transact-SQL)

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Contains one row for each parameter of a numbered procedure. When you create a numbered stored procedure, the base procedure is number 1. All subsequent procedures have numbers 2, 3, and so forth. sys.numbered_procedure_parameters contains the parameter definitions for all subsequent procedures, numbered 2 and greater. This view does not show parameters for the base stored procedure (number = 1). The base stored procedure is similar to a nonnumbered stored procedure. Therefore, its parameters are represented in sys.parameters (Transact-SQL).


Numbered procedures are deprecated. Use of numbered procedures is discouraged. A DEPRECATION_ANNOUNCEMENT event is fired when a query that uses this catalog view is compiled.


XML and CLR parameters are not supported for numbered procedures.

|Applies to: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2008 through current version).|

Column name Data type Description
object_id int ID of the object to which this parameter belongs.
procedure_number smallint Number of this procedure within the object, 2 or greater.
name sysname Name of the parameter. Is unique within procedure_number.
parameter_id int ID of the parameter. Is unique within the procedure_number.
system_type_id tinyint ID of the system type of the parameter
user_type_id int ID of the type, as defined by user, of the parameter.
max_length smallint Maximum length of the parameter in bytes.

-1 = Column data type is varchar(max), nvarchar(max), or varbinary(max).
precision tinyint Precision of the parameter if numeric-based; otherwise, 0.
scale tinyint Scale of the parameter if numeric-based; otherwise, 0.
is_output bit 1 = Parameter is output or return; otherwise, 0
is_cursor_ref bit 1 = Parameter is a cursor-reference parameter.

XML and CLR parameters are not supported for numbered procedures.


The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

See Also

Object Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)