A stored procedure is nothing more than prepared SQL code that you save so you can reuse the code over and over again. So if you think about a query that you write over and over again, instead of having to write that query each time you would save it as a stored procedure and then just call the stored procedure to execute the SQL code that you saved as part of the stored procedure.
In addition to running the same SQL code over and over again you also have the ability to pass parameters to the stored procedure, so depending on what the need is the stored procedure can act accordingly based on the parameter values that were passed.
Take a look through each of these topics to learn how to get started with stored procedure development for SQL Server.
Different options for creating SQL Server stored procedures
There are various options that can be used to create stored procedures. In these next few topics we will discuss creating a simple stored procedure to more advanced options that can be used when creating stored procedures.
Some of the topics we will cover include: