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Database Journal: MySQL Stored Procedures [Parts 1 & 2]

Sep 14, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Gilfillan)

From Part 1:

"MySQL 5.0 finally introduces functionality for Stored Procedures. So what exactly are stored procedures? That is the kind of question that gets database professionals who use other DBMS's raising their eyebrows. Stored procedures have been integral to Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB-2, MS-SQL server and others for years, and it has long been a sore point that MySQL has not had them. But there is no snobbery here - if you are a MySQL newbie, or have been using MySQL for years and want to find out what all the fuss is about, read on. If it is your eyebrows that are raised, and you just want to know how MySQL implements them, you will be relieved to know MySQL stored procedures are very similar to the DB2 implementation, as both are based on the SQL:2003 standard..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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