Running a stored procedure (ASP)

Running a stored procedure (ASP)

With ASP pages, you must add a command object to a page to run a stored procedure. For more information on command objects, see ASP command objects.

To add a stored procedure to an ASP page:

  1. In Dreamweaver, open the page that will run the stored procedure.
  2. In the Bindings panel (Window > Bindings), click the Plus (+) button, and then select Command (Stored Procedure).

    The Command dialog box appears.

  3. Enter a name for the command, select a connection to the database containing the stored procedure, and then select Stored Procedure from the Type pop-up menu.
  4. Select your stored procedure by expanding the Stored Procedures branch in the Database Items box, selecting the stored procedure from the list, and clicking the Procedure button.
  5. Enter any required parameters in the Variables table.

    You don’t need to enter any parameters for any RETURN_VALUE variable.

  6. Click OK.

After you close the dialog box, Dreamweaver inserts ASP code in your page that, when run on the server, creates a command object that runs a stored procedure in the database. The stored procedure in turn performs a database operation, such as inserting a record.

By default, the code sets the Prepared property of the Command object to true, which makes the application server reuse a single compiled version of the object every time the stored procedure is run. If you know the command will be executed more than a few times, having a single compiled version of the object can improve the efficiency of database operations. However, if the command will only be executed one or two times, using one might actually slow down your web application because the system has to pause to compile the command. To change the setting, switch to Code view and change the Prepared property to false.

If the stored procedure takes parameters, you might create a page that gathers the parameter values and submits them to the page with the stored procedure. For example, you may create a page that uses URL parameters or an HTML form to gather parameter values from users.

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