SP that executes 2 other SPs

Is it possible to have 1 SP execute 2 other SPs simultaneously?

Looking to have both SPs execute at the same time.  Not run one, then other runs after.

Is that possible?

Something like this...?


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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:

What you can do is bundle them both in a transaction such that they succeed or fail together.

Or, you can write your own SP that does the actions of both.

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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
Concurrent execution ? Not within SQL Server.

Jim has offered some good ideas, otherwise you would need to submit to some external process where you are not waiting on the results.

Hmmm... Would be interesting.....
Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
There is sp_start_job that could be used to start a process. Let me think a bit more about it. Could be a service broker option too....
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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
Okay, because your SP2 doesnt need parameters, set it up as a job, then use https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186757(v=sql.110).aspx to launch immediately and control is returned to your SP where you can run SP1 (complete with params)

You may not really know what happened to SP2 unless you modify that procedure to update / generate status in a DB repository.

Service Broker is a lot more involved but might also work for you. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/configure-windows/sql-server-service-broker

Just found this : https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/541834/How-to-execute-multiple-long-running-SQL-Statement
rickAuthor Commented:
thank you both for your input.  Confirmed what I thought.
rickAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your help.  Confirmed what I thought.
Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
A pleasure, let us know how you go. Good luck and thank you :)
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