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MS Access Pasthru Query to Execute SQL Stored procedure

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I developing my first access application with a SQL Server back end. I've not used SQL before and I'm exploring the functionalities that come with the SQL backend.  With help from EE I developed a VBA & ADO approach to execute SQL Stored Procedures from Access.

I have also created some simple pass thru queries in Access (Select field1, field2.. etc.) to retrieve information from SQL.  I have read that it's also possible to execute stored procedures from a pass thru query but don't know how to do that, or if its any better/more efficient than executing them in VBA using ADO.

Is it possible to create a pass thru query that executes a stored procedure that returns values?  How would that look?

What would a pass thru query to perform the same functionality as my VBA/ADO routine below look like?  This one only passed parameters to a stored procedure that creates a record in a SQL Table.

Public Sub writeComment_Sproc(passedPropertyID As Long, _
                              passedComment As String, _
                     Optional passedTaxAuthorityID As Long = 0, _
                     Optional passedTaxTypeID As Long = 0, _
                     Optional passedUserName As String = "", _
                     Optional passedCommentTypeID As Long = 1, _
                     Optional passedDate As Variant = Null)
wkDateTime = Now
wkUser = GimmeUserName

If Len(Trim(passedUserName)) > 0 Then
    wkUser = passedUserName
    wkUser = GimmeUserName
End If
If IsValidSQLDate(passedDate) Then
    wkDateTime = passedDate
End If

Dim adCn As ADODB.Connection
Dim adCmd As ADODB.Command
'Dim adRs As ADODB.Recordset
Dim sConn As String

Const spName = "dbo.sptblCommentsAdd"

sConn = gConnection
Set adCn = New ADODB.Connection
adCn.Open sConn

Set adCmd = New ADODB.Command
adCmd.ActiveConnection = adCn
adCmd.CommandText = spName
adCmd.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
adCmd.Parameters(1).Value = passedPropertyID
adCmd.Parameters(2).Value = passedComment
adCmd.Parameters(3).Value = passedTaxAuthorityID
adCmd.Parameters(4).Value = passedTaxTypeID
adCmd.Parameters(5).Value = passedCommentTypeID
adCmd.Parameters(6).Value = wkUser
adCmd.Parameters(7).Value = wkDateTime

adCmd.Execute Options:=adExecuteNoRecords

'adRs.Close     ' no recordset on this one
'Set adRs = Nothing
Set adCmd = Nothing
Set adCn = Nothing
End Sub
'/////////////////////////////////////////////// Stored Procedure

USE [JTSConversion]
/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[sptblCommentsAdd]    Script Date: 4/19/2017 2:13:26 PM ******/

ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[sptblCommentsAdd]
      @PropertyID             int,
    @Comment                        nvarchar(MAX) = '',
      @TaxAuthorityID                  int = 0,
      @TaxTypeID                      int = 0,
    @CommentTypeID                  int = 0,
    @UserAdded                        nvarchar(100) = '',
    @DateAdded                        datetime = null



SET @DateAdded = COALESCE(@DateAdded, GETDATE())

Insert dbo.tblComments (
      Values (
      ISNULL(@DateAdded, GETDATE()),

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