Passing parameter to a Trigger

Can I pass parameters to a Trigger?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
"no", as you do not call a trigger. a trigger has only the data available for which rows have been updated/deleted/inserted, and all the data in the tables.

what are you trying to achieve?
rpkhareAuthor Commented:
Actually I want to update an old record in a table in which a new record is inserted. From your answer it seems that I'll have to write a Stored Procedure.
UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
I'm agree with Angelll on can't pass parameter directlyto triggers bcoz you do not call a trigger.

But how about calling a stored procedure inside a trigger and availing the required parameter???

Inside trigger you call a sp like this..

call uNeedParameter(OUT param1);


call uNeedParameter(@param1);

Later you can use ' param1' in the body of trigger?

Does it make sense?

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rpkhareAuthor Commented:
Will it be an overhead or not? What is the advantage of calling a Stored Procedure from a trigger?
UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:

Personally I feel like trigger itself is a overhead.. and calling a SP inside is adding some more sugar...
Coming to advantage... just take your example you wanted to pass parameter to trigger but trigger can't be directly what you do a sp inside a trigger and use the parameter..


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