"Phillip J. Eby" wrote:
> At 12:49 PM 9/22/00 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
> >"Phillip J. Eby" wrote:
> >>
> >> Ty and I have put together a Stored Procedure method for Sybase; it
> >> requires a minor patch to ZSybaseDA, however, to allow for the status code
> >> return.  I'm not sure how useful it would be to anyone else, though, since
> >> all we ever do with stored procedures is process the return value, and
> >> ignore any actual SELECT results.
> >
> >I think it would be useful. Can you get multiple return values?
> >
> By "return value", I mean the "return status" code which is an integer
> returned by the Sybase "RETURN" statement.  Sybase also can generate its
> own, negative-numbered return statuses, which indicate a Sybase error.
> These error codes can include ones that mean the current transaction has
> already been aborted.
> Apart from the "return value", a Sybase stored procedure can execute
> SELECT's which result in rows being returned.  We have never used this
> capability, so I'm not sure what would need to be done for it to be
> practical.  We ordinarily use stored procedures only to perform inserts,
> updates, deletes, and other things that only need a integer result if
> anything.  (Eg: get next counter value to assign an object identifier.)

Ah, too bad. Can Sybase *only* return values through selected rows?

Oracle's stored procedures are much more like traditional procedures
and therefore extremely useful even when no results are returned.


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