Execute a Stored Procedure inside the stored procedure would be prefered! I am currently doing it with 60 plus seperate queries.
Use stored procedures instead of heavy-duty queries.
can reduce network traffic, because your client will send to server
only stored procedure name (perhaps with some parameters) instead of
large heavy-duty queries text. Stored procedures can be used to enhance
security and conceal underlying data objects also. For example, you can
give the users permission to execute the stored procedure to work with
the restricted set of the columns and data.
the SET NOCOUNT ON statement into your stored procedures to stop the
message indicating the number of rows affected by a Transact-SQL
This can reduce network traffic, because your client
will not receive the message indicating the number of rows affected by
a Transact-SQL statement.
Call stored procedure using its fully qualified name.
complete name of an object consists of four identifiers: the server
name, database name, owner name, and object name. An object name that
specifies all four parts is known as a fully qualified name. Using
fully qualified names eliminates any confusion about which stored
procedure you want to run and can boost performance because SQL Server
has a better chance to reuse the stored procedures execution plans if
they were executed using fully qualified names.
Consider returning the integer value as an RETURN statement instead of an integer value as part of a recordset.
RETURN statement exits unconditionally from a stored procedure, so the
statements following RETURN are not executed. Though the RETURN
statement is generally used for error checking, you can use this
statement to return an integer value for any other reason. Using RETURN
statement can boost performance because SQL Server will not create a
Don't use the prefix "sp_" in the stored
procedure name if you need to create a stored procedure to run in a
database other than the master database.
The prefix "sp_" is
used in the system stored procedures names. Microsoft does not
recommend to use the prefix "sp_" in the user-created stored procedure
name, because SQL Server always looks for a stored procedure beginning
with "sp_" in the following order: the master database, the stored
procedure based on the fully qualified name provided, the stored
procedure using dbo as the owner, if one is not specified. So, when you
have the stored procedure with the prefix "sp_" in the database other
than master, the master database is always checked first, and if the
user-created stored procedure has the same name as a system stored
procedure, the user-created stored procedure will never be executed.
Use the sp_executesql stored procedure instead of the EXECUTE statement.
sp_executesql stored procedure supports parameters. So, using the
sp_executesql stored procedure instead of the EXECUTE statement improve
readability of your code when there are many parameters are used. When
you use the sp_executesql stored procedure to executes a Transact-SQL
statements that will be reused many times, the SQL Server query
optimizer will reuse the execution plan it generates for the first
execution when the change in parameter values to the statement is the
Use sp_executesql stored procedure instead of temporary stored procedures.
recommends to use the temporary stored procedures when connecting to
earlier versions of SQL Server that do not support the reuse of
execution plans. Applications connecting to SQL Server 7.0 or SQL
Server 2000 should use the sp_executesql system stored procedure
instead of temporary stored procedures to have a better chance to reuse
the execution plans.
If you have a very large
stored procedure, try to break down this stored procedure into several
sub-procedures, and call them from a controlling stored procedure.
stored procedure will be recompiled when any structural changes were
made to a table or view referenced by the stored procedure (for
example, ALTER TABLE statement), or when a large number of INSERTS,
UPDATES or DELETES are made to a table referenced by a stored
procedure. So, if you break down a very large stored procedure into
several sub-procedures, you get chance that only a single sub-procedure
will be recompiled, but other sub-procedures will not.
Try to avoid using temporary tables inside your stored procedure.
Using temporary tables inside stored procedure reduces the chance to reuse the execution plan.
Try to avoid using DDL (Data Definition Language) statements inside your stored procedure.
Using DDL statements inside stored procedure reduces the chance to reuse the execution plan.
the WITH RECOMPILE option to the CREATE PROCEDURE statement if you know
that your query will vary each time it is run from the stored procedure.
WITH RECOMPILE option prevents reusing the stored procedure execution
plan, so SQL Server does not cache a plan for this procedure and the
procedure is recompiled at run time. Using the WITH RECOMPILE option
can boost performance if your query will vary each time it is run from
the stored procedure because in this case the wrong execution plan will
not be used.
Use SQL Server Profiler to determine which stored procedures has been recompiled too often.
check the stored procedure has been recompiled, run SQL Server Profiler
and choose to trace the event in the "Stored Procedures" category
called "SP:Recompile". You can also trace the event "SP:StmtStarting"
to see at what point in the procedure it is being recompiled. When you
identify these stored procedures, you can take some correction actions
to reduce or eliminate the excessive recompilations.