store procedure

how can i write create store procedure that will add an ingredient to a recipe. The procedure should accept at a minimum the recipe name or ID, ingredient name or ID, ingredient quantity, and ingredient unit.

If the ingredient already exists, update the quantity; an error should occur if the new ingredient and quantity are the same. A return code of 0 should indicate success and -1 if an error was encountered.


Make use of an output parameter that contains a semi-colon separated list of ingredient name and units. The value should be structured similar to the following:


2 cups white sugar;1/2 cup butter;1/2 cup milk;3 tablespoons cocoa powder


Include at the bottom of the same file, SQL code that will execute the procedure and print or select the error code and ingredient list (output parameter).
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hnakumAuthor Commented:
Hopefully this will help you.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Submitted By: Cara

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·          1 cup butter, softened

·          2 cups packed brown sugar

·          2 eggs

·          2 teaspoons vanilla extract

·          2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

·          1 teaspoon baking soda

·          1 teaspoon salt

·          2 cups rolled oats

·          1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

·          1 cup vanilla baking chips

·          1/2 cup butterscotch chips

·          1 cup chopped pecans



1.        Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2.        In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, vanilla chips, butterscotch chips and chopped pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.

3.        Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


No Bake Cookies II

Submitted By: Sandy

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·          2 cups white sugar

·          1/2 cup butter

·          1/2 cup milk

·          3 tablespoons cocoa powder

·          3 cups quick cooking oats

·          1 teaspoon vanilla extract



1.        Mix together sugar, butter or margarine, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

2.        Remove from heat and mix in cocoa, quick oatmeal and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper.

Can u post here script for tables, which contains recipies?
hnakumAuthor Commented:
This is all i have right now.

/* main table */

create table RECIPES (

recipe_name varchar(255) NOT NULL primary key,

/* type = Kitchen_Sink_Cookies or No_Bake_Cookies */

recipe_type varchar(255) NOT NULL,

submitted_by varchar(255),

reference varchar(max)



/* INGREDIENTS table , define FK to RECIPES on recipe_name */

/* recipe_name + step are PK */

create table INGREDIENTS (

recipe_name varchar(255) NOT NULL,

step int NOT NULL,

ingredient  varchar(max) NOT NULL



/* DIRECTIONS table , define FK to RECIPES on recipe_name */

/* recipe_name + step are PK */


create table DIRECTIONS (

recipe_name varchar(255) NOT NULL,

step int NOT NULL,

direction varchar(max) NOT NULL


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