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SQL Server Stored Procedures and Transaction Questions

Posted on 2007-11-21
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Hello Experts!
Stored Procedures:
Is it possible to pass an array of parameters object directly to a stored procedure? I mean I don;t want to pass each parameter individualy, but pass a single array containing all pre-configured paramentes to the stored procedure.
I would like to see an example using C#.

Transactions:
The SqlTransaction object has the IsolationLevel property. I understand perfectly the ReadUncomminted, ReadComminted, RepeatableRead and Serializable isolation levels, but I have no idea about what the Unspecified level is. When, how and what for is it used?

Thanks!
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Stored Procedures:
No, there is not an array type in SQL Server. Alternatives is passing a parameter of type table or passing a string like: 'parm1=value1, parm2=value2, ...'

Transactions:
... unspecified is probably the 'use whatever the server is using at this moment, don't worry about it, just run the SQL code!' option. Not sure on this one ...

Hope this helps ...
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>Is it possible to pass an array of parameters object directly to a stored procedure?
Eventhough there is no array datatype, we can pass those values as CSV (Comma separated values). The logic should be implemented inside the sp to handle these.


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Here are a couple of examples of using csv values as stores procedure arguments

http://vyaskn.tripod.com/passing_arrays_to_stored_procedures.htm#top

http://www.sommarskog.se/arrays-in-sql-2005.html
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