17.10 - Creating Stored Procedures - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Fundamentals

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1141-171K
Language
English (United States)
You can create a stored procedure using either of the following:
  • SQL CREATE PROCEDURE or REPLACE PROCEDURE statement in Teradata Studio Express.
  • COMPILE command with the BTEQ utility.

The procedures are stored in the user database space as objects and are executed on the server.

The stored procedure definitions in the next examples are designed only to demonstrate the usage of the feature. They are not recommended for use.

Example: Defining a Stored Procedure for New Employees

Assume you want to define a stored procedure NewProc to add new employees to the Employee table and retrieve the name of the department to which the employee belongs.

You can also report an error, in case the row that you are trying to insert already exists, and handle that error condition.

The CREATE PROCEDURE statement looks like this:

CREATE PROCEDURE NewProc (IN name CHAR(12),
                          IN number INTEGER,
                          IN dept INTEGER,
                          OUT dname CHAR(10))
BEGIN
   INSERT INTO Employee (EmpName, EmpNo, DeptNo )
      VALUES (name, number, dept);
   SELECT DeptName
      INTO dname FROM Department
         WHERE DeptNo = dept;
END;

This stored procedure defines parameters that must be filled in each time it is called.

Related Information

For information on CREATE PROCEDURE and REPLACE PROCEDURE, see Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.