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Stored procedure naming prefix


Stored procedure naming prefix

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James Stephens
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Pardon me for jumping on a dormant thread, I came across this while researching naming conventions. Regarding the prefix "sp" (with or without the underscore), doesn't the sp stand for "System Procedure" and not "Stored Procedure"? Which would essentially be a vote against that prefix for user defined procedures used in applications.
Just curious.
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--Jim
Roy Ernest
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This is the first time I have seen where an old thread (more than 3 yrs) get some interest. :-)
Check this article out. The second part of it shows the main reason why sp_ is costy and sp is not.

-Roy
Jeff Moden
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I know it's several years old but that's still a good article, Roy. They should rerun it now and again.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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Thanks Jeff. That was my second article for SSC. :-)

-Roy
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