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Using "Stored Procedures" vs. SQL statements within the Applicatin code.

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Hi, I'm developing an Application in Visual Studio 2015 - C# that has an SQL database with multiple joined tables. I have the option of creating most, if not all of the SQL queries within the database itself as stored procedures, or within the code of my Application.

My question is - which is a better option? Is it more efficient to create the queries as stored procedures and save them within the database itself, or is it better to keep the query code within the Application code?

My first thought is that calling a stored procedure name like "spGetAllEmployeeNames" to the DB would be less overhead than passing all SQL code to the DB each and every time.

Does anyone have any pros / cons for doing it either way?

Thanks for your guidance,
Fulano
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